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The Tribune
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Unemployment

figures rocket
to over 26,000

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia.net

THERE are almost 10,000
more people unemployed this
year than last year, according to
the Department of Statistics
which yesterday released the
results of its annual labour force
survey.

With the 9,540 extra without a
job, it means that out of a poten-
tial labour force of 184,020, there
are 26,215 people unemployed
in The Bahamas.

Director of Statistics, Kalsie
Dorsett, said this places the
unemployment rate at its highest
level since “the early 1990s.”

This was despite the figures
not taking into consideration
major job losses since the survey
was conducted in May, for exam-
ple the 500 people left unem-
ployed by the closure of the
Emerald Bay Resort in Exuma.

Nonetheless, the news will not
come as a great surprise to many
observers, corresponding as it

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Dredging ‘being monitored’ to ensure
that environmental requirements met

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

OFFICIALS of the Nassau Harbour Port Improvement project
stated yesterday that the levels of turbidity from the dredging
project are being monitored on a daily basis to ensure that envi-

ronmental requirements are met.

“The silt screens are in place to prevent the dirty water from get-
ting outside. On a monitoring basis we still do know that the lev-

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THE Cabinet Office has
announced the resignation of
Michael Barnett as Attorney
General and Minister of Legal
Affairs with effect from August
22.

He is to become the next Chief
Justice of the Bahamas following
the retirement of Chief Justice Sir

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Christian Council
challenged to back
marital rape law

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

STATE Minister for Labour and Social Development
Loretta Butler-Turner challenged the Christian Council to
throw its public support behind a controversial amendment
that would outlaw marital rape.

Mrs Butler-Turner said during private discussions with the
Christian Council and other religious leaders, her depart-
ment received a nod of approval on the legislation. But she
expressed her disappointment that the respected religious
groups have yet to divulge their stance on the hot-button
issue public.

"My only regret — if there is a regret to this day — is the
fact that even though we have received nods from all of the

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Inquests into
deaths in police
custody ‘should
be fast-tracked’

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

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CORONER'S inquests into
the deaths of persons who died
at the hands of police or while
in police custody should be fast-
tracked through the system,
said former Assistant Commis-
sioner of Police Paul Thomp-
son.

Mr Thompson argued that
these sensitive matters should
be heard by a coroner's court at
least two weeks after the inci-
dent in question to appease the
public and to bring full disclo-
sure into the circumstances sur-
rounding the deaths.

"I think all cases where (a)
police shooting is involved or
a prisoner dies in the cell should
be given priority by the coroner
— that's how it used to be.
(Years ago) we had a prisoner
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Govt selects
new operator
for Our Lucaya

THE jobs of more than 230
Bahamians in Grand Bahama
were closer to being secured
for the foreseeable future yes-
terday as the government made
its final selection of a new oper-
ator for Our Lucaya casino in
Freeport.

Declining to identify the cho-
sen operator at this stage, Min-
ister of Tourism Vincent Van-
derpool Wallace noted that that
company now has to go
through the licensing process
which has been known to take
up to six months, depending on
how quickly the company for-
wards the necessary informa-
tion to the Gaming Board.

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Paradise Island hotel ‘to
close for three months’

THE Riu Hotel on Paradise Island will
reportedly close temporarily on Sunday for
three months leaving nearly 300 employ-

ees out of work, according to reports.
Guest complaints regarding the state of
the 356-room property and dwindling visi-
tor arrivals due to the current tourism
downturn is believed to be behind the

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LOCAL NEWS



Outlawing at rape ‘will
strengthen family values’

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE proposed amend-
ment to the Sexual Offences
Bill outlawing marital rape
will strengthen family values,
State Minister for Labour
and Social Development
Loretta Butler-Turner said.

Speaking at a media infor-
mation session on the pro-
posal yesterday, she rejected
suggestions that the amend-
ment will destroy Bahamian
marriages and said the public
discussion raised over the
"taboo" subject could lead to
a healthier understanding on
acceptable family behaviour.

Numbers

"The statistics are very
clear; we are a Christian
nation but we have more
children being born out of
wedlock than we have born
in the institution of mar-
riage," said Mrs Butler-Turn-
er, noting recently released
numbers from the Depart-
ment of Statistics.

"So obviously we have for-
nication going on... we have
adultery going on, but we're
a Christian nation. The real-

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ity is, this (amendment) is a
strong argument to strength-
en family life because when
we start to have this conver-
sation about people respect-
ing each other, then maybe
we will pass on those ideals
so that we teach our children
what it is for a mother and a
father or a husband and wife
to truly respect, love and
cherish each other and not
violate them and be violent
to them,” she said.

Since government tabled

the proposed amendment last
month there has been vocal
opposition, with some com-
mentators saying they fear
"vindictive" wives will be
able to land their husbands
in jail on a false charge of
rape.

But Mrs Butler-Turner and
Kayla Green-Smith, chief
counsel at the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office, sought to quell
this fear.

Mrs Butler-Turner
explained that a husband or
wife accused of spousal rape
will not be shackled and
dragged before the courts
immediately.

She said once a complaint
of spousal rape is made to
the police they will investi-
gate the claim before turning
it over to the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office who will deter-
mine if there is enough evi-
dence to bring the matter to
trial.

Mrs Green-Smith added
that anyone found guilty of
making a false claim of rape
would be punished and could
even face life imprisonment.
She said witnesses could face
jail time if it is revealed that
their court testimony was
fabricated.

If the amendment is

Port Lucaya closure ‘will have significant
impact on Grand Bahama’s competitiveness’

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia. net

THE closure of Port Lucaya, one
of Freeport’s cheaper hotel proper-
ties, will have a significant impact on
the island’s competitiveness as a des-
tination, said Minister of Tourism Vin-
cent Vanderpool- Wallace yesterday.

“We’re quite conscious of the fact
that if Grand Bahama is to become
more competitive it needs low-priced
properties, and if you take (Port
Lucaya) out of inventory, it’s going to
have an impact on that,” he told The

Tribune.

Tourism officials are now in talks to replace
the soon-to-closed Port Lucaya property with
another Grand Bahama hotel as part of its all-
inclusive Club Grand Bahama programme,
which was launched in July in the hopes of stim-
ulating more tourism arrivals to the island.

The hotel was one of the accommodation
“silver” Club Grand
Bahama package. The “gold” and “platinum”
packages involved higher end hotels and dining
options for a more hefty per night rate.

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace described the Port
Lucaya hotel as a “very important” component

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marketed as a “revolutionary” con-
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enjoy dozens of dining, recreational
and other holiday experiences
throughout the island of Grand
Bahama without ever opening their
wallets during their stay.

The hotel’s impending closure on
August 31 “will have an impact on
the number of people who can buy
into the programme at good price,
and a good deal is very important at
this time, so from that perspective it
doesn’t help our cause,”
the minister.

explained

However, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace

said he has hopes the hotel — which announced
on Tuesday that it would close after 16 years, let-
ting go 17 permanent and 13 part-time staff —
“will reopen soon.”

In the meantime, he added that tourism offi-
cials have “identified a possible replacement”
for the property in the Club Grand Bahama pro-
gramme, but “nothing is definite as yet.”

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remains that Port Lucaya was ideally located
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passed, spousal rape will be
punishable under Section 3
of the Sexual Offences Act
like every other case of rape,
and will carry a maximum
sentence of life imprison-
ment.

"Each case will turn on its
own facts and so you are
liable up to life for the
offence of rape,” said Kayla
Green-Smith, chief counsel
from the Attorney General's
Office.

Sentence

But the extent of the sen-
tence will be determined by a
judge, depending on individ-
ual circumstances.

"The court is able to deter-
mine, because of the facts,
what that length of time will
be, anywhere from recom-
mending mandatory coun-
selling, ways to preserve the
relationship or other things
but it is (an) indictable
(offence) and you can have
anywhere from zero to life
imprisonment," said Mrs But-
ler-Turner.

The minister said debate
on the proposal will not begin
in parliament until the coun-
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EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

THE TRIBUNE





The Tribune Limited

NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

Publisher/Editor 1919-1972
Contributing Editor 1972-199]

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Obama is confident to a fault

WASHINGTON — Do not come to
Washington late in August. It is shut. It
will reopen after Labour Day. So for now,
forget it. Even President Obama — who
has had a lousy summer — is going on
vacation. Maybe the sea breezes on
Martha’s Vineyard will re-energize him.

Obama has not chosen to do anything
pioneering by way of a vacation. On
Martha’s Vineyard, he will be with the
middle-rich of the East Coast. In fact on
that summer paradise island, just off the
Massachusetts coast, he will rub shoul-
ders with people just like himself — rich
enough, sure of most things and supreme-
ly self-confident.

People who have made it in the world
by their own efforts (like Obama), or peo-
ple who have had just enough of a family
leg up (like a legacy place at Harvard) to
feel they still made it by themselves.

After the dollars, the second coin of the
realm on Martha’s Vineyard is self-confi-
dence. And self-confidence is something
that the president has to over-flowing.

Haynes Johnson, the veteran Washing-
ton political reporter who has been cov-
ering presidents for decades, says that
Obama is the most self-confident presi-
dent he remembers — maybe the most
self-confident ever. He is not bedeviled
with the doubt and insecurity that haunt-
ed Lyndon Johnson, promoted paranoia in
Richard Nixon, and had Bill Clinton scur-
rying for approval.

But Obama’s self-confidence is not the
arrogance of George W. Bush (“bring ’em
on”) or the tempered-by-experience cer-
tainty of Dwight Eisenhower. It is a quiet
but untrammeled self-confidence which
informs his political judgment. It is this
self-confidence that may have led to his
first political debacle: health care reform.

Congress is in recess and the White
House is operating in holiday mode, but
the health care reform wreckage is strewn
everywhere, like uncollected garbage, and
the tribalists of the right are anxious to
promote it as the beginning of the end of
the Age of Obama.

The political damage will not just be
confined to Republican gloating, but also
to what could be instability in the Demo-

cratic ranks. To lead, one must be loved by
one’s troops but also feared. No one in
Congress, Democrat or Republican, fears
Obama. Even Republicans say privately
they admire or like him; and the Democ-
rats love him, but many of them will not
do his bidding.

Worse the one man who could have dis-
ciplined the House, Rahm Emanuel, sits in
the White House where he has been eas-
ily ignored by his former colleagues. In
the Senate, the one man who could have
held the Democrats together and imbued
them with a sense of historic purpose,
Edward Kennedy, is gravely ill.

Democrats in Congress feel good about
Obama, but they do not fear his wrath. He
has failed to curb their appetite for ear-
marks, failed to corral them on health
care; and it looks like he is losing his cli-
mate control bill in the Senate.

Obama, it would appear, believes he
can affect history without spilling political
blood. Instead, the president’s self-confi-
dence dictates his belief that sweet reason
and high purpose will carry the day. That
is why he sounds more like a National
Public Radio host than a man with the
awesome power of the presidency of the
United States.

It was some kind of extraordinary self
confidence that must have led Obama to
believe that he could shape the health
care debate without ever letting on what
he himself would like to see in the bill.
Reform is a waypoint not a destination.

It has not helped the President that Har-
ry Reid, the Senate Leader is weak and
that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is
a divisive figure. But all of that was known
and the president and his aides should
have allowed for a debate in which the
principal agenda item would be a mean-
ingless appeal for “reform.”

Washington may appear deserted but
there are dangerous figures in shadows.
Figures who want not only health care
reform and climate change to fail, but who
want nothing less than this president to
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We would like to
hear something
positive from PLP

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WILL the madness ever
stop? The PLP vociferously
opposed plans for the devel-
opment of a mixed use
resort at Clifton in 2000.
They loudly proclaimed
their opposition to more gat-
ed communities in our coun-
try; they protested the cut-
ting off of access to beaches
and historic sites from the
Bahamian public. They
opposed the re-routing of
West Bay Street and, they
claimed that the develop-
ment of a marina and golf
course at Clifton would
result in untold environ-
mental damage to the area.
They said they wanted to
build low-cost housing at
Clifton.

They changed their tune
when they came to office in
2002. They then approved
and encouraged the large
scale enclosure of land into
gated communities all
around our country. In the
south eastern part of New
Providence alone in the area
between the LPIA and the

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Airport Road to West Bay
Street from Old Fort to
Adelaide and in immediate
proximity to Clifton they
approved at least four new
gated communities, two of
them — Albany and South
Ocean — reduced access of
Bahamians to beaches and
to archeological sites. And,
suddenly, the rerouting of
the road at Clifton, so odi-
ous under the FNM, became
perfectly fine and acceptable
when done under the PLP!
What is more, they also
became proponents of the
transfer of the privately-
owned commercial port
from downtown Nassau to
Clifton — the same envi-
ronmentally sensitive Clifton
— and at huge expense to
the Bahamian tax payer!
The FNM, while willing
to accept the construction
of a marina at Albany, as
approved by the PLP, has

balked at moving the com-
mercial port — for both
environmental and cost con-
siderations as explained by
the Minister for Environ-
ment, the Hon. Earl
Deveaux and the Minister
of Public Works, the Hon.
Neko Grant at the recent
Town Meeting.

Still, the PLP, using Sen-
ator Fitzgerald as their
mouthpiece, continues to
repeat untruths and outright
lies about the movement of
the commercial port to
Arawak Cay, ignoring the
facts presented in the envi-
ronmental assessments. I,
and many, many other
Bahamians have grown tired
of the old tactics of the PLP
of opposing for opposing
sake.

We'd really like to hear
something positive from the
PLP if they could only stop
grumbling and complaining
and start thinking for a
change.

FLOYD WATSON
Nassau,
August 18, 2009

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EDITOR, The Tribune

ISTRONGLY support the pleas of Ms. Les- }
ley Vanderpool, Ms. Barbara Ovsianico-
Koulikowsky and other Bahamians who are
asking the government to reverse a decision to }
cut down the stately casuarina trees that line
West Bay Street and Saunders Beach. I call on
the Cabinet, and especially the Minister of
Tourism and his staff, to reconsider this sense-

dow to the sea.

For generations, these lovely trees have pro-
vided an enhanced beach experience for }
Bahamians and tourists alike. Any sunny week-
end there are scores of families relaxing, pic-
nicking and enjoying the shade under these }

magnificent trees.

Now, it appears, Environment Minister Earl
Deveaux (the same Cabinet Minister under }
whose administration Adelaide beach was cut }
through for marinas and other construction that }
would damage the water table in southwest }
New Providence) has agreed to the cutting }

down of these beautiful trees.

By these actions, the Cabinet is killing the :
goose that lays The Bahamas’ golden egg of
tourism, turning our beautiful country into a

slum of rocks and rubble.

All Bahamians should now speak up and }
help stop the destruction of our priceless natural

assets.

Along with many other concerned Bahami- : , ghastly road and container port.

As George Bernard Shaw wrote: “Those
? who cannot change their minds cannot

stop the destruction of the casuarina trees along } change anything,”

ans, I am calling on the Cabinet to urgently :
reconsider this most unfortunate decision and :

Saunders Beach!

ETIENNE DUPUCH III
Nassau,
August 18, 2009

The National Insurance Board

of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Request for Contractors Pre-Qualification

The Nattonal Insurance Board (NIB) ts seeking to pre-qualify contractors to bid on
works to complete the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre - Robert Smith Child ¢ Adokscents
and Special Education Unit, Fox Hill, Nassau, Bahamas; the project 1s a joint venture of
NIB and The Bahamas Government. Contractors must be tn compliance with the
Nattonal Insurance Act (soctal security programme), and in good standing with the

: land?

FELLOW Bahamians. What is going on
here in Nassau? I understand that the next
target of destruction is yet another of our
i beaches and the cutting down of the wonder-
? ful casuarina trees that have given much
i needed shade for many, many years.

Other countries around the world value
: : ' S ? the casuarina for its many uses, one of which
less destruction of a beautiful vista and win- : is to plant them along coastal areas for their
i aesthetic beauty. Who hasn't passed by Saun-
i ders beach and felt the wonder of the ocean
? view and felt blessed to live in such a glorious

Please, can someone tell me what else we
i have to offer tourists and citizens of the

:? Bahamas except — sea, sun and our
beaches? Without these three things these
islands have nothing. Nassau has become an
over populated, crime ridden hot house that
is plagued with power cuts and brown tap
water. Who will want to live here when our

i entire coast has been either cut off for private

development or destroyed for a container
i port? The value of property will drop and
i only the privileged few will be safe

? sequestered away in their expensive gated

communities.

Please rethink Saunders Beach and don't

? cut down our beloved casuarina trees or build

LESLEY DARBY

Cable Beach,

August 18, 2009

Dy

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relevant Government agencies.

Pre-qualification documents may be collected from the Security Booth at NIB’s
Clifford Darling Complex, Blue Hill Road, from August 14 to August 21, 2009.

Pre-Qualification documents should be signed, sealed and dropped in the pre-
qualification box at the Securtty Booth, Clifford Darling Complex on or before

12:00 Noon on August 21, 2009.







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Woman files lawsuit over cme sexual:
assault by Copperfield in the Bahamas

AN AMERICAN woman
has filed a federal lawsuit
against famed magician David
Copperfield, who she claims
sexually assaulted her for two
days while she was staying with
him in the Bahamas.

According to The Seattle
Times, the US Attorney's
Office is considering whether
to file criminal charges in the
case.

The woman, a 22-year-old
fashion model and former Miss
Washington USA contestant,
claims in the court documents
that she was flown to Copper-
field’s home on Musha Cay in
the Exumas under the pretext
that the millionaire entertainer
was hiring her for a modelling
job.

This trip to Musha Cay
occurred in July 2007 and the
woman alleges she was assured
that there would be others on
the island.

The Seattle Times reported
that the court documents allege
that Copperfield drove her to
the beach on her first night on
the island, and then returned
to her room and removed her
passport from her purse.

After having dinner and
watching a movie in Copper-
field's room, the woman claims
he “attacked (her) and sexual-
ly assaulted her" on the bed,
threatening to kill her if she did
not perform certain sex acts.

"Throughout the assault (the
woman) physically and verbal-
ly resisted defendant Copper-
field and struggled to get away
from him,” it is claimed in the
lawsuit.

The next day, the woman
claims, she tried to hide but
Copperfield found her and took
her back to the private beach
outside his bedroom. She said
the magician held her head
underwater until she thought
she would drown after she
refused his demand to "get
naked."

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DAVID COPPERFIELD (AP)



She claims a third assault

then taken to Nassau, where
she called her family to report
the assault.

She says she flew to Seattle
and was taken to hospital
where she was examined.

Copperfield’s legal team

have called the woman’s alle-
that there were more than 40

the time of her visit.
The Seattle Times reported

on the island to help her —
even if she needed help — is
preposterous. The woman met
and talked with other guests,
sunbathed and swam on island
beaches, day after day. She
even had dinner with a group of
island guests.”

"She came to the island
because she wanted to — no
one lied to her — and she could
have left the island on her own
at any time.”

The woman is seeking
unspecified damages for inflic-
tion of emotional distress, false
misrepresentation and false
imprisonment.

NATIONAL Security Min-
ister Tommy Turnquest and
the FNM government were
urged to immediately respond

: to claims that morale in the

police force is at an all-time
low, that there is friction in the
senior ranks, and that there is
serious mismanagement going
on which is impeding the police
in their fight against rising
crime levels.

Fox Hill MP and opposition
spokesman on the public ser-

? vice Fred Mitchell yesterday

took place when Copperfield ; held a press conference at his

dragged her from the shower { constituency office to demand

in her room a short time later. } answers.

The woman claims she was :

Mr Mitchell said that recent

? conversations with representa-
i tives of the Police Staff Asso-
? ciation have left him very con-
? cerned about the state of the
i police force.

The PLP MP claims one
Staff Association official told

: him:
gations preposterous and said }

“That morale on the Royal

; Bahamas Police Force is at the
persons on Musha Cay during }

lowest that he has ever seen in

: his time on the police force;
i that the physical state of police
that a statement from the magi- }
cian’s lawyers read: "Her alle- :
gation that there was no one }

stations is in need of serious
attention, giving as an exam-

Well-known vet dies age 62

WELL-KNOWN Grand Bahama veterinarian Dr Alan Bater
died suddenly at his residence on Monday, August 17. He was 62.

We
LF

TOMMY TURNQUEST



ple the lack of repair of a cam-
pus that was blown down out-
side the CDU some months
ago; that the police force is
manned by reserves at night;
that there is concern that offi-
cers continue to be on 7/8 pay
while injured in the line of duty
and that this affecting morale.”

The opposition spokesman
said there is also concern about
the state of Family Island
police stations, as it has been
claimed that resources have
been allocated for the repair
and refurbishment of adminis-
trative offices but similar atten-

Dr Bater, a native of Great Britain, was a long-time resident of

Freeport. He was the owner of the Freeport Animal Clinic on
Queen’s Highway for many years.

Although he was in semi-retirement and had sold his busi-

ness a few years ago, Dr Bater still provided care for animals and
loyal pet owners who still came to the clinic.

According to reports, Dr Bater was discovered dead sometime

around midnight Sunday at his residence at the Discovery Bay
Apartments. He had failed to show up for dinner Sunday evening
with friends who became concerned and went to check on him
around midnight that night.

His death is a great loss to the Freeport community, especial-

ly the animal community.

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“There is enough here on
the public record to call for the
national security minister and
the minister for the public ser-
vice to answer these allegations

. It is clear; the charges are
pointed.

“The Staff Association
believes that there is friction
at the senior ranks, which is
preventing the force from con-
centrating on fighting crime.
The Staff Association is also
concerned about due process
in the investigation of allega-
tions against police officers.”

He said the Staff Associa-
tion “appears also to be indi-
cating that there is a complete







breakdown in relations
between the Staff Association
and the management of the
force. This is quite serious. A
house divided against itself can-
not stand,” Mr Mitchell said.

“The public must be con-
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face of these startling allega-
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LOCAL NEWS

FROM page one

does with predictions from vari-
ous agencies and individuals,
including the Central Bank of
the Bahamas and the Prime
Minister, that unemployment
would further rise throughout
the year in the face of poor
tourism arrivals and a downturn
in foreign direct investment
which has hurt the construction
sector in particular.

According to the survey, the
rate in New Providence
increased from 8.7 per cent in
May last year and 12.1 per cent
in February 2009 to 14 per cent
im May.

In Grand Bahama, the rate
leapt more drastically — from
nine per cent last year to 14.6
per cent in February 2009 and a
massive 17.4 per cent in May.

The overall rate, which also
takes into consideration the
Family Islands, therefore grew
from 8.7 per cent to 14.2 per cent
im a year.

10,000 more

In New Providence, one quar-
ter of all people who are unem-
ployed had left their jobs in the
last 12 months.

Of these, 51 per cent were
either “laid off, dismissed, or the
business in which they were
employed ceased operations,”
said officials.

Meanwhile, in Grand Bahama
a higher 22 per cent of unem-
ployed people left their jobs
within that period. Slightly more
than a third (36 per cent) were
laid off, dismissed or found
themselves unemployed after the
business where they had worked
ceased operations.

In light of the worsening job-
lessness, the amount of money
the average household has to
spend has dropped significantly
this year. Overall household
income fell by 3.6 per cent in
New Providence, to $40,528, and
by 8.7 per cent in Grand

Paradise Island hotel

FROM page one

resort's impending closure.

Yesterday several guests complained to the local media
about the less than stellar accommodations at the hotel.

"The room was okay but the toilet broke, that wasn't too
nice," one female visitor from New York told ZNS news.

PROSPECTUS

Issued arcke The Bahamas Reeetered Steck Act. and authorized by Resolutions af the House of Assembly, [7th

June, 30H.

Bahama to $37,562.

When viewed across the
Bahamas as a whole, men and
women suffered almost equally
from joblessness - with 14 per
cent of women unemployed
compared to 14.4 per cent of
men.

But in Grand Bahama it is
women who are suffering most
from joblessness - with 19 per
cent unemployed compared with
16 per cent of men.

Minister of state for Social
development Loretta Butler
Turner said that while any
increase in the unemployment
rate is of “grave concern” to the
government, there are a num-
ber of initiatives under way
which are helping and will help
to absorb some of the unem-
ployment and provide some lev-
el of comfort to those who can-
not get a job.

“During the course of this
summer we’ve already registered
persons who are supposed to
start being reskilled and
retrained through the National
Training Intiative...to ensure that
when things do turn around we
are able to have them trained
for new jobs.

“Additionally we are looking
to have as many Bahamians
employed on government pro-
jects coming online and through
the Labour Department we were
also trying to match people to
jobs coming available.

“At Social Services we have
not discontinued our social ini-
tiatives, so where we’re assist-
ing people currently out of jobs.
And through the NIB initiative
people are still able to access
unemployment funds until they
find something else to do,” she
added.

She added that, despite the
rise in unemployment, her Min-
istry has not seen a “spike” in
applications for social assistance
recently except in the case of
people looking for help acquir-
ing “back to school” items.

Meanwhile, Director of the
National Insurance Board
Algernon Cargill revealed that
the number of applications for
government’s unemployment
benefit has started to slow.

As of August 7, 2009, a total
of $12.3 million of the $20 mil-
lion initially provided to fund
the benefit has been paid out to
9,657 approved people and of
them, 5,000 have now exhausted
their full 13 weeks worth of
funds to which they are entitled
under the law.

Mr Cargill said that given the
current rate of registration he
expects the funds should last
“until the end of the year”. The
Government has stated that
once the initial $20 million is
expended, it will begin to deduct
funds from employers and
employees to fund the jobless
benefit.

Michael Barnett

resigns as AG

FROM page one

Burton Hall, who is to take up
an appointment as a Perma-
nent Judge on the Interna-
tional Criminal Tribunal for
the former Yugoslavia.

Mr Barnett will be sworn
in as Chief Justice by the Gov-
ernor General in a ceremony
at Government House at 1lam
on Monday, August 24.

The Cabinet Office also
advised that Brent Symonette,
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
will be appointed Attorney
General and Minister of Legal
Affairs with effect from
August 22.

Mr Symonette, who previ-
ously served as Attorney Gen-
eral in an earlier Free Nation-
al Movement government, will
serve in this position until a
new Attorney General is
appointed.

Mr Barnett has served as
Attorney General since July,
2008. Before that appointment
he was a senior partner at the
law firm of Graham Thomp-

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
BAHAMAS REGISTERED STOCK 2028, 2029, 2030, 2031, 2032, 2033, 3034, 3035, AND 3036
ISSUE OF B$150,000, 000.00

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Applications will be recerved by The Banking Gepariment beginning at 9:30 amon 14th August. 2008 and will
Chose at 7: D0pen on Sah August, MAM), Alincations will commence of Sal om. om 2th August, 2 od wall cease an

3AKIpim on 27th August, HM,

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subscribers, and a proporlicmate refund will be made as sin as possible aller allotenenl

amounes si redunded.

Nov interest will be paid on

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A former President of the
Bahamas Bar Association and
Chairman of the Bar Council,
Mr Barnett was called to the
English and Bahamas Bars in
1978.

He has served in many pro-
fessional and public service
capacities, including Acting
Stipendiary and Circuit Mag-
istrate, Acting Justice of the
Supreme Court, Chairman of
the Industrial Relations Board,
Member of the Financial Ser-
vices Advisory Committee and
Chairman of the Catholic
Board of Education.

Mr Barnett was educated at
St Augustine’s College in Nas-
sau and at Georgetown Uni-
versity, Washington DC,
where he obtained a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Economics.
He is a member of Lincoln’s
Inn, London, and was called
to the English Bar.

A Roman Catholic, Mr Bar-
nett is married to the former
Camille Liverpool, President
of the AIDS Foundation, and
the couple has two daughters,
Michela and Viola.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 7



LOCAL NEWS

Inquests into deaths in police
custody ‘should be fast- tracked’

FROM page one

Detective Unit) and the
inquest was the next week.

"The officers involved were
charged but the case was
thrown out of magistrate's
court because the evidence did
not support that he died from a
beating — he had some health
problems. But I feel that when-
ever there is a death caused by
police, a shoot-out or some-
body dies in custody there
should be an inquest in a week,
that would appease the pub-
lic," he told The Tribune dur-
ing a recent interview.

His comments came in the
wake of the deaths of two
teenagers — Michael Knowles,
15, and Brenton Smith, 18 —
the former who died in police
custody and the latter who was
shot by a police issued weapon.

Police said Knowles hanged
himself while in a police hold-
ing cell at the East Street
South police station on May,
29.

He was being held at the sta-
tion on suspicion of house-
breaking and police classified
the death a suicide. But his
mother immediately ques-
tioned the police report and
said if her son was suicidal, the
police should be found negli-
gent for not removing items in
his possession that he could
use to harm himself.

The teen's death sparked a
heated public outcry with
many calling for an indepen-
dent body to investigate his
death.

Recently, the RBPF also :
acknowledged that Smith was }
shot and killed by a bullet }
from a police service weapon }
as he walked through a popu- }
lar shortcut in the Kemp Road }
area to get to a nearby food- }
store on Village Road on July, }
9 i

Police were chasing two }
armed robbers who had just }
robbed the City Market food }
store when the boy was shot; :
Brenton was not suspected of }
being a part of the robbery, }

police also said.

From the start his family }
maintained that Smith was an }
innocent pedestrian killed by }
police and called for the RBPF }

to be held accountable.

They are also pushing for a
speedy inquest into Smith's :

death.

Both families have retained i
legal counsel and are expected :
to file civil suits against the }

RBPF.

The RBPF said both mat- :
ters were forwarded to the }
Coroner's Court but there has }
been no word on a start date }
for the highly anticipated mat- ;

ters.

But with a considerable }
backlog in court matters, many
are questioning how long the }
public and the respective fam- }
ilies will have to wait for more }

answers.

Mr Thompson, who retired ;
from the RBPF in 1981 as an :
assistant commissioner of }
police, suggested that govern- }
ment retain trained lawyers to }
sit in the Coroner's Court to }

expedite the matters.

PM opens consular office in Atlanta

IN response to the growing
demand by Bahamian residents in
Atlanta and businesses in the
southeastern United States for ser-
vices, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham officially opened a con-
sular office in Atlanta, Georgia

on Thursday.

It was the Bahamas’ first career
Consulate General in Atlanta, the
capital city of Georgia and a major
business, cultural and education
centre for the southeastern United
States.

Christian Council
FROM page one

mainstream religions and also the Christian Council, that we have not,
to this day seen that demonstrated in the media in a more public way.

"We are going to be urging the churches and their leadership to
please step up and become a full participant of this debate as we move
forward," she said at a media information session on the proposed
amendment yesterday.

Yesterday, the Council's President Reverend Patrick Paul said the
organisation's relative silence on the issue was due to lingering ques-
tions over various "sub-topics" emerging from discussions on the pro-

osal.
. Rev Paul, who just returned from vacation abroad, said the Coun-
cil will likely hold a forum next week to address their questions and
to announce a collective stance on the marital rape issue.

"One of the reasons for the loud silence is because there are so
many features to what is presently being discussed and while there is
no question that we support that the rights of women and men
should be upheld — in the process we don't want to destroy the fab-
ric of the family," he told The Tribune.

The proposed amendment was tabled in Parliament last week and
has elicited immense public discussion from both sides of the divide.

Mrs Butler-Turner also criticised Opposition Senator Alyson
Maynard-Gibson who recently said that while she did not condone
marital rape more discussion on the proposal was needed.

"With all due respect to her, she's got to determine whether
she's for this or against this. You cannot sit on the fence and say 'Oh,
I'm absolutely against rape but I just don't think that we should
deal with it at this time’. Somebody has got to make those tough choic-
es.

"Her party (the PLP) has got to determine whether they are for
this or against this,” she said.

But Mrs Butler-Turner believes supporters of the amendment out-
weigh "the noise of the few" and must publicly come forward to
ensure that the rights of every citizen are protected.

She added that in spite of any possible political fallout, government
intended to push the amendment through Parliament.

Mr Michael Young
was appointed Honorary
Consul.

Mr Ingraham said the
consulate was opened in
response, not only to
Bahamian residents in
Atlanta, but to business-
es in the southeast inter-
ested in expanding trade
and investment in the
Bahamas.

“The relationship
between The Bahamas and the
United States is long-standing and
wide,” he said, “touching on vir-
tually every aspect of life —- famil-
ial, education, business, trade and
culture.

“Atlanta, home of Delta is a



significant hub for
Delta’s Bahamas
flights, making it one of
the most important
markets for our tourism
business and for that we
thank Delta very much
indeed. We also thank
Delta for its support of
our events this week.
“The growth in the

HUBERT INGRAHAM number of Bahamians

studying and working
in and around Atlanta area and
the growing importance of trade
links between The Bahamas and
Georgia has made it abundantly
clear that resident career repre-
sentation was warranted,” said Mr
Ingraham.

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FROM page one

els of turbidity are within contact reach
because we are monitoring it twice a day
and we never have exceeded the levels of
contact,” Frans Thomassen Project Man-
ager with Boskalis International said yes-
terday.

Earlier this week, a white plume of turbid
water was spotted near Saunders Beach,
prompting even stronger criticism from
opponents of the project over its environ-
mental impact.

“The plume is there like the plume in
the harbour basin. No one will deny it but
if you measure the plume it is more a visu-

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aspect,” Thomassen said. Thomassen said
that the reclamation project near Saunders
Beach has stopped the north and south
flow of the tide.

“We are closing up the area so eventually
this plume will settle and disappear. There
is no more tide running north to south,”
Thomassen said.

Loraine Cox, an engineer with the BEST
Commission, said that the approach tak-
en to the project with respect to the active
dewatering system helps to minimise the

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Teaching strategies must be expansive

YOUNG MAN’S VIEW
N G

By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

THE home and school envi-
ronment is where the trans-
mission of moral and occupa-
tional education, discipline and
the values necessary for the
continuance of a society are
taught—however, controver-
sies afflicting the local educa-
tion system and an annual, fail-
ing national average leave
much to be desired.

Learning is described as the
gaining of knowledge, under-
standing and/or a skill by
studying or through a person’s
experiences. However, the
exertion of effort when under-
taking a difficult task and the
persistence of a pupil to
learn—even if it means
encountering obstacles or
working for longer hours—are
also important facets of the
learning process that are also
indicative of a student’s moti-
vation to learn.

Teaching and learning
should begin at home; howev-
er, it is the task quality teach-
ers endeavour to expand upon
a student’s schemata, by fos-
tering direct and active learn-
ing and employing activities
that stimulates the curiosity
level of students, permits
pupils to express their creativ-
ity and advances the develop-
ment of positive relationships
with their peers.

It is important for teachers

ADRIA

to incorporate a variety of
teaching methodologies and/or
instructional alternatives in
their lessons. Strategies that
can be utilized in a social stud-
ies classroom, for example, can
apply across the disciplines;
however, to account for the
various learning styles and
multiple intelligences, the most
memorable teaching strategies
solely depend upon a teacher’s
own creativity.

I have found that the
demonstration/modeling
instructional alternative
(dramatizations, illustrations,
pictures, outdoor events, tac-
tile activities, etc) is an effec-
tive aspect of teaching whereby
teachers and learners are on
display and, most importantly,
engaging others.

Teaching strategies must be
expansive, so as to incorporate
those students at the lower
cognitive levels and foster stu-
dent-centred activities that
lead to constructivist and dis-
covery learning.

Student-centred instruction
refers to teacher-guided

instruction that focuses upon
inquiry and information pro-
cessing skills. It also can be dis-

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cussed in the context of sub-
categories such as individual
and group investigation where-
by an entire class could simul-
taneously conduct research,
setting individuals or small
groups to look into a specific
aspect of research or to
research different problems.

The drill-and-practice teach-
ing methodology is another
effective teaching strategy that
is designed to support previ-
ous content instruction.

It supports the behaviorist
view that “associations are
most likely to be reinforced
when feedback occurs in
immediate conjunction with
the stimulus (coursestar.org).
Moreover, the independent
study methodology equips
learners with opportunities to
work alone, express their view-
point and individually shine—
after all, there are some stu-
dents who do not work well in
groups.

Ranging from simulated
events (role plays) to summa-
rizations to quizzes to compet-
itive activities to oral presen-
tations to rewarding students
by simply adjusting the seat-
ing arrangements of students

based upon their average grade
at certain points during a
semester, strategic approach-
es to education must be based
upon stimulating and/or per-
formance-based events.

According to Anita Wool-
folk (2001), social interaction is
important to learning because
higher mental functions such
as reasoning, comprehension
and critical thinking are fos-
tered and shared, and then
internalized by pupils. Educa-
tional theorist Edgar Dale’s
cone of experience also
espouses the enhancement of
student comprehension via
direct and active experiences
during lessons.

T have discovered that learn-
ing is the ability to deal con-
structively with the complexi-
ties, confusion, repetitions and
ambiguities of life. It is a coop-



erative, reciprocal process
between people, educational
materials and their surround-
ings. Viewing it from the angle
of the late educational psy-
chologist David Ausubel, who
developed the theory of expos-
itory learning, learning (and
teaching) is initially a broad,
general ideal that eventually
moves into the learning of
more specific concepts.

Nineteenth century early
childhood psychologist Lev
Vygotsky’s theory of assisted
and constructivist learning,
Ausubel’s theory and the con-
cept of active learning are
merely a few views promoting
the direct involvement and
participation of students in the
learning process, instead of the
archaic rote and passive chalk-
and-talk method.

According to Vygotsky, pro-
viding examples along with
scaffolding (over time adjust-
ing the level of guidance to fit
a student’s current perfor-
mance), allows people to grow
independently. Jerome Bruner,
another educational theorist,
espoused the view that class-
room learning should take
place through inductive rea-
soning—that is, by using spe-
cific examples to formulate a
general principle (Woolfolk,

2001). Dr Bruner’s spiral cur-
riculum is an outlook that I
personally find appealing, as it
shows that students can learn if
they are engaged in the dis-
covery of knowledge and also
the discovery of themselves—
step by step.

For teachers—particularly
those new teachers—their ini-
tial approach to developing a
philosophy of teaching should
include an evaluation of their
pupils’ learning styles, as advo-
cated by educational philoso-
pher Carl Jung.

The acquaintance of what
education is, and what its
intentions are, seems to play
an important role in the sup-
port of those institutions—
socially, politically and finan-
cially—that are devoted to the
training of our nation’s minds
and in ensuring that they hold
a respected place within a soci-
ety that has been dominated
by political cowards,
favouritism and bureaucrats
rather than by intellectuals.
Frankly, it seems that quite a
number of folks at the Min-
istry of Education, as well as
scores of the so-called educa-
tional stakeholders (parents,
some teachers, government),
are merely space cadets who
are hardly acquainted!

The search for identity is
today a common theme in the
sociology of education.

If there is no reformation of
the curriculum, no will to
incorporate the public and
educational stakeholders in the
implementation of a long term
educational plan and no forth-
right attainment of a balance in
school affairs and education is
arrived at, then truancy, unruli-
ness, a lackadaisical attitude,
failing grades and the promo-
tion and graduation of dumb
school leavers will continue to
afflict our society and the edu-
cational system.

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Sands out of men's
110m hurdles finals
FROM page 11

was running well enough to
get into the final with ease.
He came into the champi-
onships having lowered his
national record to 13.38 for

Ostrava on June 17.

"I was really disappointed ‘
because I knew I had a }
chance to make the final," :
said a dejected Sands, who :
tumbled over as he crossed
the finish line. "Ijust hit too ;
many hurdles. That was the :
story of the race. I was right :
there, but I really felt I :
should have made the final."

After hitting each of the }
first three hurdles in the }
series of 10, Sands said he :
knew that he was going to }
be in trouble. But after he }
managed to stay in the race, :
he said he was able to regain

his composure.

Just as he did, Robles }
experienced his problems }
climbing over the fourth and ;
fifth hurdles in lane seven. }
However, he was unable to }
get back into the race. He }
leaned over the hurdles and }
waited until he was helped }

off the track.

"T was really concentrat- :
ing on what was going }
wrong with my race that I }
never really saw what hap- }
pened until after the race," }
said Sands, who stayed on }
the track for quite a while :
trying to analyse what went
wrong as he watched the }

replay.

With his second appear- :
ance in the championships :
over, Sands said he will }
remain in the Games Vil- }
lage until Monday, August :
24, cheering on the rest of }
the team, especially those }
left as they attempt to get :
the first medal for the }
Bahamas at these Champi- }

onships.

After the championships, }
Sands said he willremainin }
Europe where he has a few :
more meets to compete in }
before his season is com- }
pleted. "I know I'm ready :
to run," he said. "I just hada ;
horrible race and that kept }
me out of the final. Ireally :

should have been there."

Debbie posts fastest
qualifying time in

women's 200m semis

FROM page 11

out there like Veronica and :
Allyson, I know that I will }
have to do that in order to :
win a medal. But my goal :

is to win the gold."

The double national }
champion who is coming off ;
a sixth place finish in the }
final of the 100 on Sunday, :
holds the national record of ;
22.19 she set in Saint-Denis, }
Paris, France at the 9th :

World's in 2003.

While she prepares for :
the big showdown tonight, :
Ferguson-McKenzie had ;
nothing but praise for 19- }
year-old Sheniqua Fergu- }
son, whom she watched as ;
she ran 23.40 for seventhin

her heat of the semis.

"[ think if she was healthy }
all season long, she could }
have ran much better than }
she did," said Ferguson-
McKenzie of her future }
replacement. "I did she did :
a good job here running in }
her World Championship. }
The future looks bright for :

her."

n't get toruna PR.

"I tried really hard, but }
unfortunately, I think the }
competition was a little too }
tough out there for me," }
said Ferguson, the former }
junior college national }
champion who won the gold }
at the 12th IAAF World :
Junior Championships in }

Bydgoszcz last year.

"T can't really complain. }
I'm just happy that I went }
through this race and the }
championships without any }
injury. Now I can get ready
for the relay and hopefully :
we can go out there and win }

a medal for the Bahamas."

And Ferguson had a mes- }
sage for her idol, Debbie
Ferguson-McKenzie: "Just }
go out there and do it. I }
know that you can do it. }
Hopefully you will inspire }
me so that in the next two }
years, I will be back at the :
championships to win my }

medal."

Bound for Auburn Uni- }
versity at the completion of }
the championships, Fergu-
son said she was really }
pleased with her appear- :
ance, even though she did- }

Mackey, Kessler

training sessions

the third time this year in }

are called off

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BERLIN, Germany: After only one ses-
sion, it seems as if Bahamian super mid-
dleweight champion Jermaine 'Choo Choo'
Mackey may have worn out his training time
with WBA world champion Mikkel Kessler.
Mackey, 29, arrived here on Monday and was
only able to spar with Kessler on Tuesday.
Both sessions on Wednesday and yesterday at
the Hanns-Braun Sports Complex were called
off because Kessler's handlers indicated to
Mackey that the native from Denmark was
not feeling well.

"It was a great experience sparring with
Kessler, but I just can't wait to get back in
the ring with him," said Mackey as he enter-
tained The Tribune at the Senator Hotel
Berlin yesterday where he is staying.

"It's been everything that I expected and
even more. The level of intensity is very high
and it just let me know that for a guy ranked
number 24 in the world, I could be right there
with the top fighters in the world. I can only
learn from his training regimen, if he can come
back out.”

Mackey, who will be defending his British
Commonwealth title in October at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium, was invited by Kessler's
camp to help him prepare for his defence of
his WBA title on September 12 against Gus-
myl Perdomo in Herning, Denmark.

After he got the upper hand of the initial
meeting, Mackey said he was disappointed
when Kessler's handlers indicated to him that
the last two sessions had to be called off
because Kessler needed to take a break.

"T'm still training and it gives me even more
time to prepare myself," said Mackey, who
went three rounds in his sparring with Kessler,
who did three more with a Canadian who is
also training at the site.

"My three was way more intensity and more
competition from what he got from the Cana-
dian. They were very impressed with me and
the condition that I'm in. So I'm very excited
to be here and to be able to give such a good
account of myself."

While he waits for Kessler to get back into
the ring, Mackey said he will take advantage
of the opportunity to go sightseeing and if he



WBA world champion Mikkel Kessler with the
Bahamas’ Jermaine Mackey.

gets a chance to view some of the action at the
Olympic Stadium with the Bahamian team at
the IAAF's 12th World Championships in
Athletics, he will certainly welcome it.

"['m just exploring Berlin, hopping on the
train and visiting as much sights as I can. I've
taken a lot of pictures of some of the places
I've been and I hope to do some more when-
ever I get a chance outside of the ring."

Although he misses his wife and children,
Mackey said he's already seen some souvenirs
that he hope to purchase for them to take
back with him when he leave here on Sep-
tember 5. In the meantime, he said he's been
in contact with his family and his First Class
Promotional team on a daily basis.

Mackey's manager and trainer Ray Minus
Jr. was originally scheduled to come with
Mackey, but he will be arriving here on Tues-
day, August 25 instead.

> IAAF SCHEDULE

BERLIN, Germany: Here's a look at the
schedule for the Bahamians competing over
the remainder of the IAAF's 12th World
Championships in Athletics:

TODAY

Women's 200 final

Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, lane 4, starting at 3
pm ET.

Men's 400 final

Chris Brown, lane five at 3:20 pm ET.

SATURDAY

Women's 4 x 100 relay heats
12:10 pm ET.

Men's 4 x 400 relay heats
12:55 pm ET

Women's 4 x 100 relay final
2pm ET.

Women's 4 x 400 relay heats
2:15 pm ET.

SUNDAY

Women's 4 x 400 relay final
11:50 am ET.

Men's 4 x 400 relay final.
12:15 pm ET.

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Jamaica will be held at Bethany Assembly Church,
Churchill Subdivision on Sunday August 23rd at 3 p.m,
Otticiating will be Rev, Patrick. Paul and interment will
follow in the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,

Left to cherish her memories are her: husband,
Wilton; children, Verna, Peter, Ceylon George And
Julie Clayton; grandchildren, Sophia, Arnett, Paula,
Darret and Livingston Drummond; Peter, Kevin and
Kim Clayton; Keisha, Marsha, Ceyon Jr, Aual and
Troy Clayton; Paula, Ola, Lisa and Devon Davidson;
Livingston, Antonia, Craig, Mickelia and Allison
Anglin; Solomon, Smiley, Maxine, Mackey and Persia
Campbell; 39 great grandchildren; sister, Mavis
Bemard; brothers: Water and Ezekiel McFaden; Host
of nieces and nephews including: Kendal Ingraham,
Gregory Ingraham, Jason Woodside, Sherry Ann
King, Bernadette Woodside, Ruby Ingraham, Vernita
Ingraham, Clarice Ingraham, Nathan Woodside and
Beulah Woodside; relatives and friends including:
Rev. Patrick and Min. Charlene Paul and family,
Pastor Tamecko and Sister Antonise Collle and family,
Daphne Miller and family, Gloria and Rollin Mitchell,
Betty and John Ferguson, Sophia Major and family,
Linda Baker and family, Ruth Green and family,
Esthermae and Leray Paul and family, Lizette Evans,
Lillian McPhee and family, Marjorie Culmer and family,
Cecile Stuart, Stella Decosta, Sylvia Rolle and family,
Chartton Ferguson, Mrs. Gilbert and family, Mrs.
Ritchie and family, Mrs. Johnson and family, Sharon
Brooks and family, Nevilla Thompson and family and
ihe entire Bathany Assembly Church Family.

Friends may pay their last respects at Dameritta’s
Funeral Home on Friday from 10am to 6pm and on
Saturday at the funeral home from 10am to 6pm and
at the church until service time.

The Late
MOTHER
ETILEAN

ROLLE, 83

of Rolle Ave, formerly of Cargill Creek, Andras, wil
be held at Southland Church of God on Sunday
2afd August at 2pm. Officiating will be Bishop Teuton
Stubbs and Interment will follow in the Woodlawn
Gardens Cemetery.

Memories will always linger in the hearts of her:
husband, Rev, Osbourne Alle; sons, Clyde And
Godirey Rolle; daughter, Margaret Newbokl; son-
in-taw, Milton Newbold; daughters-intaw, Nurse
sandra Ferguson-Rolla And Betsy Larson-Rolle:
grandchildren, Tomicko Rolla Clasandra Rolle-Smini
(Husband-Walton Smith), Michelle Rolle of Texas,
Drew Rolle of St. Petes, Tampa, Derick Major, Mitzi,
Mckisha And Menisha Newbold, Clarise Davis
(Adopted Grand): great grandchildren, Tremicko
Rolle, Dureonte Smith, Montae Newbold: brothers-in-
law, Harry Hanna of New Jersey, Alexander Hanna,
Bernard Hanna; sisters-in-law, Myrthlyn Jones,
Audrey Fernander, Daisy Hunson, Renee Williamson,
Eula Hepbum, Ruby Knowles, godchildren, Edna
Lopez, Sybiline Knowles, Pedro Delaney; numerous
neices and nephews including: Curlean, Sybiline,
lrane, Janet, Margarette, Eleanor, Zipporah, Miriam
of Canada and Sacario Leadon, Marion, Maria (Me.),
Rev, Myrtl Yn, Irene and Adriana (Bevans), Benjamin
& Jeremiah Rahming, Leonard Ferguson, Kirk, Louie,
Avilu, Olga, Elva (Williams).





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JUST days after their first
tournament victory of the
year, Bahamian tennis ace
Mark Knowles and Indian
partner Mahesh Bhupathi
continued momentum with a
second round victory in the
latest in the US Open Series
of tournaments.

After a first round bye,
Knowles and Bhupathi

defeated the Spanish pair of
Feliciano Lopez and Fernan-
do Verdasco in three sets, 5-7,
6-4, 12-10 yesterday at the
Western and Southern Finan-
cial Group Masters in Cincin-

nati, Ohio.

The fourth seeded pair
overcame a rough start in the
opening set and finished
strong in come behind fash-
ion to take an extended third
set in a match that took an
hour and 29 minutes to com-
plete.

Lopez and Verdasco got
off to a quick start with three
aces in the opening set, and
won two of five break points,
while Knowles and Bhupathi
took just one of three.

In the second set, the
Spaniards took four aces and
saved four of five break
points but were unable to
overcome an opening 3-1
deficit.

The Indian-Bahamian pair
took 76 per cent of first ser-
vice points and converted the
lone break point of the set en
route to evening the match
at one set apiece.

As in the previous sets, the
third was fairly even statisti-
cally with Knowles and Bhu-
pathi gaining the edge in
serve points won, return
points won, and total points.

With the win, Knowles and
Bhupathi advanced to a 27-
14 record on the season while
Lopez and Verdasco fell to
6-7.

The Spanish pair took the
only previous meeting
between the two in the quar-
terfinals of the 2008 ATP



Masters Series in Rome Italy,
6-7(4), 6-4, 10-7.

They will advance to face
Michael Llodra and Jo-Wil-
fried Tsonga, both of France
in the quarterfinals.

Other teams already
advanced to the quarterfinals
include the second ranked
team of Daniel Nestor and
Nenad Zimonjic and the sev-
enth ranked team of Wesley
Moodie and Dick Norman.

The U.S. Open Series
includes two more tourna-
ments before the Grand Slam
finale in Flushing Meadows,
the Rogers Cup in Toronto
(August 17-23) and the Pilot
Pen in New Haven, Conneti-
cut (August 23-29).

MINISTER of
State for Youth,
Sports and Cul-
ture Charles May-
nard and |AAF
Representative
Pauline Davis-
Thompson at the
Olympic Stadium.

Maynard: IAAF championships
are more than an eye opener

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BERLIN, Germany: Min-
ister of State for Youth,
Sports and Culture Charles
Maynard said the IAAF's
12th World Championships
in Athletics has been more
than an eye opener for him.

Maynard said what he's
seen at the Olympic Stadium
has gone beyond his wildest
dreams.

"It's actually a whole lot
different from watching it on
TV," said Maynard, who will

meet with the Bahamian team
today before he returns home
on Saturday.

"When I was told to come
here by Mr Bannister, I real-
ly didn't know what to expect.
But I've had the best tour
guide in the world in Pauline
Davis-Thompson, who made
sure that I met everybody and
was able to make all the con-
tacts that I need to make."

Maynard, accompanied by
his wife, said the Bahamas
count success in winning
medals, but he's seen so many
great performances from the
athletes here that the

Bahamas should be proud of
the athletes.

"We had so many athletes
who have made the semifinal
and final that at the right
time, we will get our medal
or medals," Maynard said.
"My only concern is that we
need to start focusing on
more of the younger athletes
so that we can continue to be
competitive at this level.”

During his interaction with
the delegates, Maynard also
got into a conversion with
both the IAAF and the Inter-
national Olympic Committee
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2000 Olympic Games in Syd-
ney, Australia after the ille-
gal use of drugs by American
Marion Jones.

"We've had our discussions
and we hope to have this mat-
ter resolved by the end of the
year,” Maynard said. "Hope-
fully sometime in the new
year, we will hold a fitting
tribute to present Pauline
with the medal."

Davis-Thompson, accom-
panied by her husband, said
she is delighted to have heard
the news from the IOC, but
she will wait until she gets the
final confirmation on the pre-
sentation by the Bahamas
Government.

As for introducing May-
nard to the dignitaries of both
the IAAF and the IOC,
Davis-Thompson said it was
really her honour and she
looks forward to working with
him in the future.

Looking at the perfor-
mances of the Bahamian
team here, Davis-Thompson
said she too is confident tat
the Bahamas will eventually
get a medal or two and it
could come starting tonight
with both Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie in the women's 200
and Chris Brown in the men's
400.

"I'm really excited about
the rest of our potential at
these championships,” said
Davis-Thompson, who won
the Bahamas’ first female
medal with a silver in the
women's 400 metres at
Gothenburg, Sweden in 1995,
the same day that Troy Kemp
won the first male medal with
the gold in the men's high
jump.

Davis-Thompson, now
retired and coaching, said
she's had a very hectic time
here at the championships
and although she will have to
perform her jury duties today,
she will be rooting for the
Bahamas to finally get on the
podium.

As for Maynard, he said he
would like nothing better
than to witness a medal win-
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BERLIN, Germany: Deb-
bie Ferguson-McKenzie wast-
ed no time in bursting out and
holding off Veronica Camp-
bell-Brown of Jamaica to post
the fastest qualifying time in

the women's 200 metres semi-

final yesterday.
Although it wasn't a sea-
son's best, Ferguson-McKen-

zie's time of 22.24 seconds

was good enough to head the
field going into tonight's final
at 3pm ET, just before Chris
‘Fireman’ Brown attempt to
join her on the podium with a

medal in the men's 400 final

at 3:30 pm ET.
While Ferguson-McKenzie

looks forward to the final,

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 21,

Muna Lee in three and
behind Campbell-Brown, the
Olympic champion, in five
and American Allyson Felix,
the defending champion, in
SIX.

"T just wanted to win my
heat."

During her heat, American
Marshevet Hooker, who beat
out Ferguson-McKenzie in
the first round of the prelimi-
naries, slid onto the track and
watched as the field left her
flat on the blue mondo track.
She never got up to complete
the race.

"T heard the noise behind
me, but I just tried to stay
focused on what I had to do,"
Ferguson-McKenzie said. "I
really didn't know what hap-
pened until after the race."

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the gold she got at the 8th
World's in Edmonton, Cana-
da after she was elevated
from the silver, said her goal
is to win a personal best
tonight.

"This is by far my best sea-
son, running as consistently
as I've been doing," she
admitted. "But I know that in
order for me to win a medal, I
will have to go out and run a
personal best and break the
national record.

"T feel I'm in that kind of
shape to do it and with so
many talented competitors

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JAMAICA'S Veronica Campbell-Brown, right, and Bahamas’ Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie compete
ina Women's 200m semi-final at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Thursday, Aug.
20, 2009.

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held just before another spec-
tacular performance from
Usain Bolt of Jamaica, who
lowered the men's 200 world
record to 19.19 as he obliter-
ated the field to add to the
impressive 9.58 he clocked to
decrease his 100 mark.
Ferguson-McKenzie, who
now has the opportunity to
win the Bahamas' first medal
at these championships and
her second overall to go with

teenager Sheniqua 'Q’ Fer-
guson can only look to the
future after she finished sev-
enth in her heat on 23.40 and
out of contention with a 21st
placing overall.

"I knew we had a lot of fast
runners out there, so I really
had to run because getting a
good lane in the final came
into factor,” said Ferguson-
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with handover likely to
take place in next 60
days

* Winner chosen from
four-strong shortlist

* Government seeking
‘greater degree of
integration’ between
Our Lucaya’s hotel
and casino operators

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business
Editor

THE Government was
yesterday preparing to
notify Isle of Capri and all
potential candidates to
replace it as Grand
Bahama’s sole casino
operator of the winning
bidder’s identity, the min-
ister of tourism and avia-
tion telling Tribune Busi-
ness that October 31, 2009,
was “the drop dead date”
to have the new company
in place.

Vincent Vanderpool-
Wallace said operations at
the Our Lucaya resort’s
casino were likely to be
handed over to a new
operator within the next
60 days, provided every-
thing went well, with the
Government looking to
achieve “a greater degree
of integration” between
casino and hotel operator.

“We are readying to
send a notice today to Isle
of Capri and those persons
that have been on the casi-
no with the identity of the
winning bidder,” Mr Van-
derpool-Wallace told Tri-
bune Business.

He declined, though, to
identify the winner,
explaining that it was not a
‘done deal’ yet. Comple-
tion depended on the can-
didate successfully com-
pleting the casino licens-
ing process, providing all
required information and
satisfying the Gaming
Board, and the minister
said there could still be
hold-ups to the process.

Still, Mr Vanderpool-
Wallace added: “We are
likely to find ourselves, in
the next 60 days, handing
over to a new casino oper-
ator provided they meet
the requirements of licens-
ing and the Gaming
Board.”

Finding a replacement
for Isle of Capri will
potentially safeguard some
234 jobs at the casino, with

SEE page six

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responsible for errors and/or omission
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ad concept

* Bahamian firm allies with Clear Channel for
scrolling billboard ad initiative

* Hoping to launch in three to four months, once
Town Planning approval for identified sites received

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A BAHAMIAN company seek-
ing to launch a ‘multiple play’ bun-
dle of communications services via
the Internet is planning an expand-
ed $16 million relaunch to
investors next month, Tribune
Business can reveal, with the sec-
tor’s new regulatory regime and
impending October expiry of
Cable Bahamas’ cable TV monop-
oly enabling it to expand its pro-
posed services.

IP Solutions International (IPSI)
has been seeking to raise a multi-
million dollar sum from Bahamian
and international investors, via private place-
ment, for some eight to nine months.

While the proposal and sum sought, ranging
from $6 million to $14 million, have been
revised several times since the company was
pitched as an investment opportunity pre-
Christmas 2008, the delay may have actually
benefited IP Solutions International (IPSI)
because the recent communications sector
regulatory reform has not only created a more
certain environment but expanded the possi-



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ble range of services it can offer.

Edison Sumner, IP Solutions
International’s president and chief
executive, declined to comment
on any proposed re-launch when
contacted by Tribune Business.
That is understood to be sched-
uled for mid-September.

However, he did tell this news-
paper: “We’re hoping to present
ourselves to the public some time
in the fourth quarter this year.”

And Mr Sumner added: “We’ve
been working feverishly to make
this company ready for this mar-
HM ket, putting in the corporate infra-
structure to move this company
forward.

“We are very comfortable where we are
right now, and with where we are going in the
short to medium-term. We have made some
tremendous progress in the last couple of
months, and we are confident that once intro-
duced to the Bahamian public we will make
some tremendous inroads in a very short
space of time.”

Tribune Business understands that IP Solu-

SEE page five

20% jobless rate
‘unlikely’, says |
Chamber chief |

* Feels economy ‘probably at the bottom’, as household incomes

suffer 13.6% decline

* But says unemployment also ‘symptomatic of poor planning

internally’ by many Bahamian firms

* Says Bahamians with ‘premium employment’ history and
Masters Degrees interviewing for National Training Programme

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Chamber of Com-
merce’s president yesterday
said the Bahamas’ unemploy-
ment rate was unlikely to hit
the 20 per cent mark because
the economy was “probably

bune Business, expressing
fears that prolonged and
increasing unemployment
would exacerbate the many
social problems the Bahamas
is facing and, in particular,
provoke a further rise in
crime.

“Tf you think we have social

at the bottom” right now, as
he warned employees still
working to treat their jobs “as
a luxury, not a right or enti-
tlement”.

Responding to data
released by the Department
of Statistics, which showed the
official unemployment rate
for New Providence had
increased from 12.1 per cent
in February 2009 to 14 per
cent in the three months to
May, Khaalis Rolle said the
situation was both a product
of the global recession and
poor planning by many
Bahamian companies.

“At this point, I don’t see
it,” said Mr Rolle, when asked
by Tribune Business whether
this nation’s unemployment
rate was likely to hit 20 per
cent, something that would
mean one in every five
Bahamians seeking work was
jobless.

“We are probably at the
bottom. Most of the indica-
tors are suggesting things will
turn around relatively soon,
but there might still be a slight
dip before we see an upward
trend and recovery.”

The Department of Statis-
tics yesterday said that the
number of unemployed
Bahamian workers had
increased by 9,540 year-over-
year, standing at a total 26,215
compared to 16,675 in 2008.

The national unemploy-
ment rate was pegged at 14.2
per cent as at May 2009, the
highest it has been since the
last major recession in the
early 1990s. And if New Prov-
idence is bad, Grand Bahama
- not surprisingly - is worse,
the unemployment rate there
having risen from 9 per cent
in 2008 to 14.6 per cent in
February 2009, and then to
17.4 per cent in May.

“Tf we hit the 20 per cent
barrier, that’s a significant
amount of the working popu-
lation,” Mr Rolle told Tri-

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SEE page seven

BROKERAGE

investment managem

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

A Bahamian company is
investing $100,000 in a new
marketing medium that could
be just three-four months away
from launching in New Provi-
dence, its president told Tri-
bune Business yesterday.

Damalus Curry, of Bahamas
Outdoor Media, said his com-
pany was awaiting the Town
Planning Committee’s approval

for locations identified for
scrolling billboards, an old con-
cept but new to the Bahamas.
Mr Curry said he had sur-
veyed areas such as John F.
Kennedy Drive, Carmichael
Road and Prince Charles Drive,
and had received permission to
put up billboards on several pri-
vate properties. The area on
which the billboard sits will be
rented to Bahamas Outdoor
Media by the property owners.

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US WITISI Mm IIIN es
on airlift to support
Sandals purchase

* Resort chain to re-open Emerald Bay on
January 22 next year, following upgrades

* Exumians optimistic about economic
revival, but concern on all-inclusive concept

Sandals is Emerald Bay purchaser

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Tribune Business Editor

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The Government was yesterday talking to multiple airlines
in a bid to reduce air fares and increase airlift to Exuma, in a bid
to support Sandals’ acquisition of the Emerald Bay Resort,
with the Jamaican-headquartered resort chain planning to re-
open the property on January 22, 2010.

Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, minister of tourism and avia-
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Reform communicated
to the Family Islands

THE newly-established
Utilities Regulation and
Competition Authority
(URCA) held a town meet-
ing at New Bight Primary
School to educate Cat
Islanders about the new reg-
ulatory regime for electronic
communications in the
Bahamas.

Michael Symonette,
URCA’s chief executive,
explained that the new regu-
latory regime for electronic
communications was built on
three pillars, which include
the Communications Act
2009, the Utilities Regulation
and Competition Authority
Act 2009 and the Utilities
Appeal Tribunal Act 2009.

He said that as of August

1, 2009, URCA, had
replaced the Public Utilities
Commission and the Televi-
sion Regulatory Authority
as the primary governing
body for electronic commu-
nications and, eventually, will
regulate all other utilities.

“The regime was created
to bring certainty into the
sector and to ensure that
investors who would be
interested in investing in the
sector have a level of confi-
dence that the regulatory
regime would be protective
of their investment.

“The regime is also estab-
lished to ensure that compe-
tition becomes a part of the
way of life,” Mr Symonette
said.

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NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF LEONARD
MAURICE THOMPSON (a.k.a.

LEONARD M.

THOMPSON)

domiciled and late of Marsh Harbour,
Abaco, The Bahamas. deceased

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having

any claim or demand against or interest in the above

Estate should send same duly certified in writing to

the undersigned on or before 11" September, 2009

after which date the Executor having regard only to

the claims, demands or interests of which he shall
then have had notice AND all persons indebted to
the above Estate are asked to settle such debts on or
before 11th September, 2009.

FREDERIK F. GOTTLIEB & CO.
Attorneys for the Executor

P.O. Box AB-20405

Bay Street, Marsh Harbour

Abaco, The Bahamas

He added that competition
in fixed voice telephony will
open up at the time of the
sale of the 51 per cent major-
ity share in BTC, with com-
petition in cellular telephony
slated to come on stream two
years after the privatisation
of BTC.

Under URCA, Mr
Symonette said there will be
an emphasis on proportional
and balanced regulation,
where market forces are
relied upon to ensure that
the sector is operating prop-
erly.

“In other words, market
forces will be relied on to
ensure that the quality of ser-
vices to the users are
improved, that prices are
reduced and that access to
high quality services are also
introduced. Where it’s not
possible in a reasonable time
for market forces to ensure
that these things would take
place then the regulatory
body would introduce regu-
lations that would allow for
proper regulation of the sec-
tor,” Mr Symonette said.

Focusing on some of
URCA’s priorities going for-
ward Usman Saadat,
URCA’s director of policy
and regulation, provided
details of URCA’s licensing
regime and BTC’s and Cable
Bahamas’ obligations as
operators with Significant
Market Power (SMP) and as
Universal Service Providers
for telecommunications and
Pay TV respectively.

Mr Saadat presented an
overview of the Communi-
cations Act 2009 as it relates
to the designation of univer-
sal service providers and
their obligations.

BTC is obligated to extend
access to basic telephony ser-
vices, and pay phone appa-
ratus to populated areas of
ten or more households.

Similarly, Cable Bahamas
must provide basic TV ser-
vices to all populated areas
and must carry six channels,
including ZNS, the Parlia-
mentary Channel, a religious
channel and three other
channels. Both BTC and
Cable Bahamas have obliga-
tions to provide internet ser-
vices to populated areas and
free internet to specified
institutions.

During the meeting Cat

Islanders shared their con-
cerns and desire for more
reliable and expanded com-
munications services, partic-
ularly in telecommunications,
the availability of wider
choice of content, and
greater coverage of broad-
band Internet services, which
are limited to a few areas on
Cat Island.

Mr Saadat explained that
URCA has an obligation to
further consumer interests
and protect consumer rights.
In this regard, Mr Saadat
encouraged consumers to
first express their concerns
and complaints to their ser-
vice providers and then, if
they are not satisfactorily
resolved, to seek assistance
from URCA.

“The more we hear from
you the more and better
informed we become, and
the better decisions we are
able to make as a regulator
on your behalf in order to
ensure that we can police
BTC and Cable Bahamas as
the two operators who have
market power and also have
obligations as universal ser-
vice providers,” Mr Saadat
said.

The process of regulatory
reform of electronic commu-
nications began in March
2008 with the Government’s
appointment of a committee
to make recommendations
in preparation for the pri-
vatisation of BTC and full
liberalisation of the sector.

According to Wendy War-
ren, member of the commit-
tee for the privatisation of
BTC, a preliminary review
found that the old regulatory
regime lacked credibility, was
hampered by disputes and
did not accommodate the
trend towards convergence
of technologies.

As a result, she said the
xommittee decided it was
necessary to undertake a
wholesale replacement of the
framework before the Gov-
ernment proceeded with its
goals for the privatisation of
BTC and full liberalization
of the sector.

She assured Cat Islanders
that significant progress has
been made with respect to
reforming electronic com-
munications and advancing
the way the business is regu-
lated and facilitated.

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 3B



Businesses are urged to

pick up education slack

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

THE business communi-
ty should begin to play a piv-
otal roll in the development
of secondary education, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s president ysaid
esterday, sparking a heated
debate between himself and
the Rotary Club members
he was addressing.

Khaalis Rolle suggested
that businesses should pick
up the slack where the Gov-
ernment has fallen behind
in education in this country.

With the average grade
among Bahamian school
leavers declining every year,
Mr Rolle argued that
Bahamian businesses must
pump more resources, espe-
cially financing, into the gov-
ernment school system,
which seemed to be per-
forming worse than the pri-
vate system.

Mr Rolle argued that an
enormous part of the failing
educational system was the
lack of socialisation among
high school-aged children.
He lamented that many
teachers spend more class-
room time trying to teach

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social development and
proper social etiquette than
teaching their respective
subjects.

Recently-retired busi-
nessman and past president
of the Rotary Club of West
Nassau, Bismark Coakley,
said the idea of socialisation
was completely out of the
window with the generation
of students in schools at the
moment.

He asserted that govern-
ment and society should
accept that the generation
is lost, and work to improve
those coming behind it.

Mr Rolle said the Gov-
ernment’s decision to do
away with the guaranteed
student loan programme
was a mistake, but added
that the investment now
needs to be focused at the
level where children expe-
rience the highest degree of
social influence.

He said this was where the








private sector should focus
its investment, though he
agreed that the Government
was responsible for the year-
over-year failure of the edu-
cational system in the
Bahamas.

“The Government is fully
responsible. That’s why we
elect them ,and that’s why
we pay them and that’s why
we give them these com-
fortable cars,” said Mr
Rolle.

“T believe that the only
way this problem can be
resolved is if all the stake-
holders play a meaningful
role in it.”

Senior Partner at Deloitte
and Touche (Bahamas),
Raymond Winder, said the
Government made a mis-
take implementing the guar-
anteed loan programme
from the beginning. He
argued that an investment
in the expansion of the Col-
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Sandals purchase

FROM page one

number of options” for its new-
ly-acquired third Bahamian
resort property.

He added: “Already we are
talking, within the last hour, with
new airline operators to go there
and provide support for the pro-
ject.

“One of the difficulties in
going to the Family Islands is
the high cost of air fares, and the
low availability of airlift. That
cannot continue into the future.”

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace has
been a leading advocate when
it comes to reducing airlift costs

and enhancing accessibility to
the Bahamas, viewing this as the
cost of accessing this nation’s
tourism product. The fewer bar-
riers to access and entry, in terms
of cost and transportation, the
easier it will be for tourists to
come to the Bahamas, so the
theory goes.

The minister yesterday
likened airlift to this nation’s
tourism infrastructure, playing
the same role as bridges and
roads. “We have to make sure
that infrastructure is in place,”
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said,
“like with the roads and bridges.
We have to make sure we do

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Tribune Business exclusively
revealed that Sandals was Emer-
ald Bay’s purchaser on July 13,
and again later in the month.
Yesterday, a Sandals spokes-
woman confirmed to this news-
paper that the chain’s plans for
Emerald Bay called for a “luxu-
ry, all-inclusive” development
consistent with its other
Caribbean properties.

While it was too early for San-
dals to place a number on its full
staffing levels once Emerald Bay
became operational, the spokes-
woman said the chain would
seek to hire “ as many as possi-
ble” of the 400-500 staff released
in June 2009 when the former
Four Seasons property was
closed by the then-receivers.

However, she declined to
comment on the level of invest-
ment Sandals would be making
to return Emerald Bay, its 14th
resort, to standard, previous esti-
mates having pegged this at
between $50-$100 million.

The 500-acre resort, Sandals
said in a statement, will be
renamed Sandals Emerald Bay,
and include the chain’s first ever
133-slip marina, able to accom-
modate yachts up to 300 feet in
length. The upgrades that will
take place between now and the
re-opening will feature a new
pool complex and extra dining
establishments.

Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, San-
dals’ founder and chairman, said
the resort would include 190 lux-
ury accommodations with styles
ranging from beachfront villas
to bay house settings - all on the
oceanfront, and all serviced by
trained butlers.

Mr Stewart said: “This is a
remarkable moment in the his-
tory of Sandals Resorts. We are
acquiring one of the most spec-
tacular pieces of real estate in
the Caribbean, which was oper-
ated by one of the world’s most
highly regarded hotel compa-
nies.

“This is a reflection of all that
Sandals Resorts has accom-
plished and a tremendous oppor-
tunity to further demonstrate
our commitment to providing
the very best vacation in the
Caribbean.

“We look forward to bringing
our Luxury Included experience
to this special property, which
has been kept to impeccable
standards.”

While welcoming Sandals
acquisition of Exuma’s ‘anchor
resort property’, islanders and
native Exumians also expressed
some concerns that Sandals’ all-
inclusive format might limit the
benefits for Bahamian business-
es and entrepreneurs as guests
would largely stay on-property.

Chester Cooper, British
American Financial’s president
and chief executive, said that
while he supported the purchase
he was “hopeful” it would not
be an all-inclusive.

“T have a personal bias against
them,” explained the Exuma
native. “I believe a non-all inclu-
sive brand will do a better job
of promoting entrepreneurship
in the community, and help busi-
nesses outside the hotel to thrive.
That’s the general objective.”

However, Mr Cooper
described as “absolutely good
news” the arrival of a high-end,
established operator such as San-
dals in Exuma, as it heralded the
possibility of an economic revival
following the previous lay-offs
of 400-500 Emerald Bay staff.

The amenities Sandals is
proposing include a fully-
equipped tennis center featur-
ing six Har-tru courts lit for night
play with professional stadium
seating fit for competition; a full-
service Red Lane Spa with 22
indoor treatment areas and six
exotic outdoor sanctuaries; six
gourmet restaurants, including
four new concepts introduced
by Sandals Resorts, a fine-dining
seafood restaurant, an authen-
tic Italian brick-oven pizzeria, a
French-style café and a tradi-
tional British pub complete with
a pool and snooker room.

Emerald Bay will also feature
three pools, including a brand
new freshwater pool.

This pool will have a Jacuzzi,
swim-up pool bar and fire-pit
seating area in the center.

The resort will cater to busi-
ness and meetings customers,
offering 13,000 square feet of
flexible indoor and outdoor
meeting space.

This will include three large
ballrooms with separate event
entrance that can be converted
into smaller rooms, all with
access to a dedicated conference
facility kitchen and two meet-
ings rooms.

* While there was good news
on the Emerald Bay front, some
200-300 staff at RIU Paradise
Island face three months without
work as the resort closes for
major renovations, it was
revealed last night.



THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 5B



FROM page one

tions International will again
be targeting selected institu-
tional and high net worth
investors with a private place-
ment when it makes its new
pitch to the market, offering a
mix of equity and debt instru-
ments, such as preference
shares. Bank debt will also be
used to finance the compa-
ny’s start-up.

IP Solutions International
was initially targeting busi-
nesses such as hotels, plus gat-
ed communities, as a cus-
tomer base for a variety of
services it will transmit down
just one Internet line, hence
the ‘Multiple Play’ descrip-
tion. The services will include
Internet, TV via Internet Pro-
tocol, video-on-demand
(VOD) games, and Voice
over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
phone services.

Cable Bahamas current
cable TV monopoly prevent-
ed IP Solutions Internation-
al from offering services to

Triple Play’

the Bahamian public, but its
expiry and the impending lib-
eralisation of the electronic
communications sector are
understood to have enabled
the latter to broaden its plans
beyond its initial target mar-
ket. The new regulatory
regime is likely to be imple-
mented from September 1,
2009.

Tribune Business also
understands that IP Solutions
International has been work-
ing diligently behind the
scenes to make sure there are
no copyright issues with its
content once it launches.

Mr Sumner declined to
comment on the markets IP
Solutions International was
targeting, but told Tribune
Business: “We’re much bet-
ter prepared now than we
were then. We’ve got a lot
more options than we did
when we started. It’s really
time to crystallise planning
and finalise the paperwork.”

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and its business plan also calls
for the creation of other
Bahamian entrepreneurs - not
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company is hoping to employ
several hundred people.

IP Solutions International
had previously told Tribune
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serve more than 5,000
Bahamians hotel rooms dur-
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The company had also been
talking to a ‘foreign partner’
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construction of its IP (Internet
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Tribune Business had pre-
viously reported that IP Solu-
tions International was in
talks with Systems Resource
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pany of IndiGo Networks, to
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known how far talks have
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~$100k outlay targets

new ad concept

FROM page one

The 10 foot by 10 foot scrolling billboards will
be able to hold up to 16 ads at a time, and at
$2,500 per ad, per month and per location, Mr
Curry said this newly -ntroduced media will be
less expensive than most other types of adver-
tising.

“What makes outdoor advertising even more
attractive to businesses is the fact that it does
not cost as much as other advertising, such as
television commercials,” he said.

“It is also considered more cost effective
compared to other types of advertising, such
as radio commercials and print advertise-
ments.”

Bahamas Outdoor Media has aligned itself
with one of the largest advertising firms in the
US, Clear Channel Communications, as an
advertising outlet in the Bahamas for US busi-
nesses.

Though Clear Channel has a huge arsenal
of billboards across the US, Mr Curry has
turned to a European company for production
of Bahamas Outdoor Media's product.

Hiaker's Wap

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

When Town Planning has approved the sites,
Mr Curry suggested he and his team will have to
travel to Amsterdam for training on how to
install the ads and maintain the billboards.

He said Bahamas Outdoor Media will sustain
a permanent staff of about five individuals
including his wife, who is the vice-president of
the company. All other aspects of the firm,
including ad design and printing, will be out-
sourced.

Mr Curry has identified three graphic design
companies locally, and two abroad.

“T try to do as much locally as possible just to
support Bahamians,” said Mr Curry.

Bahamas Outdoor Media is also trying to
secure spaces in the airport for similar scrolling
advertising billboards, and also provides brand-
ed tents and flags for events such as fairs and
expositions.

“We offer clients the flexibility to keep their
promotional landscape fresh without a huge
investment,” said Mr Curry. “Additionally, all
of our pricing includes product set-up, take
down and maintenance. All of this saves our
clients from upfront investment, time and has-
sles.”

Hiaker's diay

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.

Assistant Marketing Manager

Key Requirements

YÂ¥ A demonstrated track record of sales to high net worth clients

Â¥ Extensive experience maintaining strong long term customer relationships
wilh significant add-on/repeat business

Â¥ Astrong existing network with high net worth clients in the U.S.A. , Europe

and The Bahamas

Â¥ Ability to develop and implement marketing campaigns to high net worth

clients

Qualifications

Â¥ Bachelor's degree in Sales, Marketing or related subject; professional

certifications

Â¥ Minimum five (5) years experience in high net worlh real estate

promotions

Â¥ Must be proficient in C2C software, ACT, Power Point, Microsoft Word,

Excel and Asset Manager

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available,

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Key Requirements include:

Qualifications

Â¥ Must have previous experience on golf course crew.

Â¥ Knowledge of Toro site pro Irrigation system.

Â¥ Be able to follow basic and detailed instructions under the Superintendent.
Â¥ Experience with fertilizer and chernical applications.

Â¥ Knowledge of warm season grasses a plus.

Â¥ Minimum of 2-3 years experience in golf course maintenance.
Â¥ Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Turf Management or related field.
Â¥ Excellent written and oral communication skills

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and

dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player, have a positive

Â¥ Well organized, self motivated, and able to meet demanding deadlines
and handle multiple tasks and projects.

Â¥ Must be able to accurately read plans and work well with all construction
and architectural personnel, engineers and owners.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume
to the attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbyclub.com or by fax
at 242-367-0613.

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”

Hisakbeay' dts
Haker's Dap

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available,

Executive Chef

Key Responsibilities

Â¥ Ability to skillfully prepare international cuisine

Â¥ Plan, design and cost menus for a variety of outlets

Â¥ Recruit, manage, and train culinary team.

Â¥ Manage the culinary budget and food cost.

Â¥ Maintain an effective inventory and supplies vendor list of local and
international suppliers.

Qualifications

Â¥ Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts or related subject; professional
certifications

Â¥ Minimum ten (10) years experience at a five-star club, resort or restaurant
with at least three (3) years international or off-shore experience,

Â¥ Previous experience with a start-up property a plus.

Â¥ Must be innovative, demonstrate strong leadership and culinary skills,
must be able to train others and execute ideas and standards.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player, work at the highest
standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume
to the attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbayclub.com or by
fax at 242-367-0613,

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”

Â¥ Must be innovative, demonstrate strong leadership and customer relations
skills
Â¥ Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player, work af the highest
standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume
to the attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbayclub.com or by
fax at 242-367-0613.

Hiaker's hap

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.

Golf Clubhouse Manager

Key Responsibilities

Start up new golf clubhouse, including all systems and elements for new golf
program

Oversee all Atlantic Clubhouse staff and daily operations of golf, retail, and food
& beverage

Financial accountability for creating forecasts, budgets, as well as compliance

Direct and oversee all aspects of member services for the golf club, including the

sequence of service and amenity programs

Develop and implement service standards for golf operations and associated
Member Services and ensure consistent high levels of all service standards
Conduct quarterly training and departmental reviews

Qualifications

Minimum of Associate degree in Golf Course Management, Business
Administration; Bachelor's degree a plus.

Minimum of 5 years in Golf Course Management

Previous experience in a hotel or private club preferred.

Experience in opening a golf course clubhouse a plus

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic
organization and must be a self-starter, team player, work at the highest standards of
performance, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume to the
attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbyclub.com or by fax at 242-367-
0613,

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”

attitude, work af the highest standards of performance, and meet deadlines.
Persons without relevant experience will not be considered.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume
{o the atfention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbyclub.com or by fax
at 242-367-0613.

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”

Hiaker's dap

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.

Design Manager

Key Responsibilities

Â¥ Sit on design review committee that ensures design guidelines and
adherence fo project.

Â¥ Assist architect of record with securing necessary building permits.

Â¥ Respond to ASI/RFI questions during building process.

Â¥ List requests and change orders including pricing etc. from owners.

Â¥ Provide field reports and punch lists, and ensuring the contractors
compliance with the plans and technical specifications.

Â¥ Coordinate the design of new facilties.

Qualifications

Â¥ Bachelor's and Master's degree in Architecture from an accredited
university

Â¥ Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in architecture and interior
design and construction administration of commercial and residential
structures.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player, work at the highest
standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared fo advance your career, submit your resume
fo the attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbyclub.com or by fax
at 242-367-0613.

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”





PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009

THE TRIBUNE



5
Government chooses new casino firm

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MELVINA LAVERN DAVIS
of SPRINGFIELD ROAD, P.O. Box CB-12397, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 14" day of
August, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM ROOSEVELT
WALLACE late of Market Street in the Northern
District of the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate
are required to send the same duly certified
in writing to the Undersigned on or before the
31st day of August, A.D. 2009, after which date the
Co-Executors will proceed to distribute the assets
having regard only to the claims to which they
shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.

MERIDIAN LAW CHAMBERS
Attorneys for the Co-Executors
Chambers,

P.O. Box N-168,

East Bay Shopping Center,
East Bay Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel of land being Parcel A
bounded on the NORTH by the other part of Gladstone Road Crown
Allotment #22 now or formerly the Property of F A. Garraway and
running thereon Fifty-two Feet and thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’),
bounded on the EAST by Parcel B and running thereon One
Hundred Twenty-five Feet (125’), bounded on the SOUTH by the
portion of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly
the property of Richard Sands and running thereon Fifty-Two Feet
and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.327) and bounded on the WEST by
the other portion of the Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or
formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon One
Hundred Twenty-five Feet (125’) containing Six Thousand
Eighty-three square feet (6,083 sq. ft.) and situated in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas shown on the plan filed herein and
thereon coloured pink AND IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece
parcel of land being Parcel B bounded on the NORTH by the other
art of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the
roperty of F A. Garraway and running thereon Fifty-two Feet and
thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’), bounded on the EAST by the other
ortion of the Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now_or
ormerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon One
Hundred Twenty-five Feet (125°), bounded on the SOUTH by
the portion of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or
formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon
Fifty-Two Feet and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’) and
bounded on the WEST by Parcel A and running thereon One Hundred
Twenty-five Feet (125’) containing Six Thousand Eighty-three square
feet (6,083 sq. ft.) and situated in the Western District of the said Island
of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas shown on the plan filed herein and thereon coloured yellow.

AND IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Buster, Caswell and
Pauline Ferguson.

2009/CLE/qui/0666

NOTICE
The Quieting Titles Act 1959

The Petition of Buster Ferguson of the Eastern District in the
Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Pauline and Caswell Ferguson both of the Southern
District of the said Island of New Providence in respect of: - ALL
THAT piece parcel of land being Parcel A bounded on the NORTH
by the other part of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or
formerly the Property of FA. Garraway and running thereon
Fifty-two Feet and thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’), bounded on the
EAST by Parcel B and ae thereon One Hundred Twenty-five Feet
(125’), bounded on the SOUTH by the portion of Gladstone Road Crown
Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and
running thereon Fifty-Two Feet and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’) and
bounded onthe WEST by the other portion of the Gladstone Road Crown
Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and
running thereon One Hundred Twenty-five Feet (125”) containing Six
Thousand Eighty-three square feet (6,083 sq. ft.) and situated in the
Western District of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas shown on the plan filed herein and
thereon coloured pink AND IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece
parcel of land being Parcel B bounded on the NORTH by the other part
of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the Property
of F A. Garraway and running thereon Fifty-two Feet and thirty-two
Hundredths (52.32’), bounded on the EAST by the other portion of the
Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the property
of Richard Sands and running thereon One Hundred Twenty-five Feet
(125’), bounded on the SOUTH by the portion of Gladstone Road Crown
Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and
running thereon Fifty-Two Feet and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’) and
bounded on the WEST by Parcel A and running thereon One Hundred
Twenty-five Feet (125’) containing Six Thousand Eighty-three square
feet (6,083 sq. ft.) and situated in the Western District of the said Island
of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas shown on the plan filed herein and thereon coloured yellow.

Buster, Caswell and Pauline Ferguson claim to be the owners
of the fee simple estate in possession of the tracts of land hereinbefore
described free from encumbrances.

AND the Petitioners have made application to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under
Section 3 of The Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have their title to
the said tracts of land investigated and the nature and extent
thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any _ persons
having Dower or a Right to Dower or an Adverse Claim or a
claim not recognized in the petition shall on or before the 30th of
September A.D., 2009 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioners or the undersigned a statement of his claim in the pre-
scribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of
any such person to file and serve a statement of his claim on or before
the 30th of September A.D., 2009 will operate as a bar to such claim.

Copies of the Filed Plan may be inspected at:

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court;

2. The Chambers of Graham, Thompson & Co. attorneys for
the Petitioner, Sassoon House, Shirley Street & Victoria
Avenue, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas;

Dated the 6th day of August A.D., 2009

GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO.,
Chambers,
Sassoon House,
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue,
Nassau, Bahamas.
Attomeys for the Petitioners



FROM page one

the Government having deliv-
ered on the first part of its
agreement with Isle of Capri.

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
said the Government had to
inform the existing operator
that it had identified its
replacement by August 31,
2009, and having now done

so Isle of Capri “will remain
in place until the end of Octo-
ber”, when the licensing
process and transition/han-
dover are scheduled to be
completed.

Now, October 31, 2009, is
“very much a drop dead date
to get this done”.

The minister told Tribune
Business that the winning












































NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT. 2000
No. 45 of 2000

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
HARSTAD INVESTMENTS LIMITED, is in dissolution.
Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be
contacted at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City,
Belize. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required to send their names, addresses and par-
ticulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before 19th
day of September, 2009.

Th 1A. Frasr
Doe (Cot unui Ligqeeaonr, Ie.

U gerd

NOTICE

This is to inform the public that Martin-Essex
Solomon has retired from the Firm of Higgs
& Kelly. Godfrey Kenneth Kelly, C.M.G. and
Ronald James Cole will continue to carry on a
law partnership practicing under the firm name
“Higgs & Kelly” at Chambers situate at 384 Bay
Street, P.O. Box N-4818, Nassau, Bahamas,
telephone 322-7511. Mr. Solomon is no longer a
partner of the Firm but continues in the capacity
of a consultant to the firm.

BAHAMAS FIRST
HOLDINGS LIMITED

Oe eR eels b)

Bahamas First Holdings Limited hereby notifies all its
shareholders that based on the results of the Audited
Financial Statements of the Company for the year ended
31st December 2008, the Board of Directors has declared
an extraordinary dividend of two cents (2 ¢) per ordinary
share to be paid 31st August 2009, to all shareholders of
record as of 13th August 2008.

ROYAL = FIDELITY

Money 25 Work

operator was selected from a
shortlist of four that the Gov-
ernment “thought would be
appropriate for what we are
trying to do” with the casino
and the Grand Bahama
tourism product in general.
Smaller casino operators, he
said, were rejected because
they did not bring the syner-
gies, scale, brand name and
marketing reach sought.

When asked whether it was
a major casino brand, Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace hinted
that the deal could be broad-
er than just the casino opera-
tions.

Although he gave no
explicit details, his comments
left open the possibility that
the new operator might also
brand the Our Lucaya hotel,
possibly even taking over its
management/operations. Giv-
en that the property has not
been profitable for owner
Hutchison Whampoa, a pur-
chase of the hotel may not
even be out of the question.

“The answer is maybe,” Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace, when
asked whether it was a major
brand lined up to replace Isle
of Capri. “That is the best way
to put it.

“Tt really depends entirely
on how much of the opera-
tions they will get involved in.
One of the great impediments
in Grand Bahama has been
the separation of the hotel
operations and the casino
operations, and we are seek-
ing to integrate that. It is the
degree to which all parties
integrate that will determine
whether it is seen as a major
brand.

“We've never seen a suc-
cessful casino operation
unless it is integrated with the
hotel.”

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
conceded that the selection

of a winning candidate to take
over the Our Lucaya casino’s
operations was “a major
relief”, both for the Govern-
ment and the Grand Bahama
economy.

“Tt is a very important part
of the Grand Bahama tourism
experience,” he said of the
casino, “and we’re trying not
only to retain it but enhance it
to improve the destination’s
competitiveness.”

Freeport has not proven to
be a happy experience for Isle
of Capri, its our Lucaya-based
casino suffering a $2.934 mil-
lion net operating loss for the
financial year to April 26,
2009, a 7.7 per cent increase
upon the previous year’s loss-
es.

The operator of Our
Lucaya’s casino unveiled a
slight increase to the $2.275
million net operating loss
incurred during its 2008 finan-
cial year, based on a 29.5 per
cent reduction in revenues for
the 12 months to end-April
2009.

The Isle-Our Lucaya casino
saw its net gaming revenues
drop from $15.548 million to
$10.969 million during its 2009
financial year, with the gross
operating loss more than
tripling from $826,000 to
$2.917 million.

A $17,000 depreciation
charge took Isle of Capri’s net
losses from its Grand
Bahama-based casino to
$2.934 million.

Isle of Capri was making
annual rental payments of
$1.9 million to Hutchison
Whampoa under the terms of
a two-year lease that it signed
on June 1, 2007.

The property is a 19,000
square foot casino and offers
303 slot machines, 25 table
games and a 110-seat restau-
rant.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOSEPH MCINTOSH of
PINEWOOD GARDENS, P.O. Box N-720, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 21% day of
August, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE
HOLTON BUSINESS LTD.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, HOLTON BUSINESS LTD.
is in dissolution as of August 17, 2009.

James M. Meyer situated at 701 Brickell Avenue,
Suite 1400, Miami, Florida is the Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

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CAPITAL MARKETS
BROKERAGE & ADVISORY SERVICES
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Cicer cae TA TL

BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
THURSDAY, 20 AUGUST 2009
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,564.00] CHG 0.00| %CHG 0.00 | YTD -148.36 | YTD % -8.66
FINDEX: CLOSE 783.64 | YTD -6.14% | 2008 -12.31%
WWW_BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320

52wk-Low Securit y
1.28 Abaco Markets 1.34
10.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.00
6.25 Bank of Bahamas 6.25
0.63 Benchmark 0.63
3.15 Bahamas Waste 3.15
2.14 Fidelity Bank 2.37
10.18 Cable Bahamas 11.35
2.74 Colina Holdings 2.74
5.50 Commonwealth Bank ($1) 5.73
1.27 Consolidated Water BDRs 3.80
1.32 Doctor's Hospital 2.00
6.60 Famguard 6.60
10.00 Finco 10.63
10.30 FirstCaribbean Bank 10.30
4.95 Focol (S) 5.13
1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00
0.30 Freeport Concrete 0.30
5.49 ICD Utilities 5.50
10.39 J. S. Johnsen 10.39
10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00

BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing b
Last Sale

52wk-Hi_ 52wk-Low
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00

Securit
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series ©) +
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +

Symbol
FBB17
FBB22
FBB13
FBB15

Previous Close Today's Close

EPS $
0.127
0.992
0.244

-0.877
0.078
0.055
1.406
0.249
0.419
0.111
0.382
0.420
0.322
0.794
0.332
0.000
0.035
0.407
0.952
0.180

ases)

Interest

Change Div S$ P/E
1.34 0.00
11.00 0.00
6.25 0.00
0.63 0.00
3.15 0.00
2.37 0.00
11.35 0.00
2.74 0.00

Daily Vol.

5.73 0.00
3.80 0.00
2.00 0.00
6.60 0.00
10.63 0.00
10.30 0.00
5.13 0.00
1.00 0.00
0.30 0.00
5.50 0.00
10.39 0.00
10.00 0.00

Change Daily Vol.

100.00 0.00 7%
100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
100.00 0.00 7%

19 October 2017
19 October 2022
30 May 2013

100.00 0.00 20 Prime + 1.75% 29 May 2015

Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities

52wk-Low Symbol Bid $
Bahamas Supermarkets 7.92
Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 4.00

RND Holdings 0.35

Ask $

Last Price EPS $
-0.041
0.000

0.001

Div $ P/E
0.300
0.480 N/M
0.000 256.6

Weekly Vol.
8.42 14.60
6.25 6.00
0.40 0.35

Colina Over-The-Counter Securities

ABDAB 30.13
RND Holdings 0.45

31.59

29.00
0.55 0.55

4.540
0.002

0.000 9.03
0.000 261.90

BISX Listed Mutual Funds

Fund Name NAV
CFAL Bond Fund 1.4005
CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 2.9047
CFAL Money Market Fund 1.4842
3.1031 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
12.3870 Fidelity Prime Income Fund
100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund
93.1992 CFAL Global Equity Fund
1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
9.0775 Fidelity International Investment Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund
FG Financial Diversified Fund

1.3320
2.8952
1.4075
3.1143
13.0484
101.6693
96.7398
1.0000
9.3399
1.0622
1.0000
1.0000

1.0243
1.0585

YTD%

-1.20 -3.66

-8.01 -12.43

-0.84 2.43

Last 12 Months Div $ Yield % NAV Date
31-Jul-09
31-Jul-09
14-Aug-09
31-Jul-09
31-Jul-09
30-Jun-09
30-Jun-09
31-Dec-07
31-Jul-09
30-Jun-09
30-Jun-09
30-Jun-09

3.48 5.15

3.53 5.55

3.41 5.84
1.10 1.67
0.35 -4.18
0.00 0.00
2.69 -1.41
2.56 6.22

2.04 5.85

MARKET TERMS

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

KS) - 4for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

KS1) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-7525





THE TRIBUNE



FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 7B

0 -<
20% jobless rate ‘unlikely’,

says Chamber chief

FROM page one

of the times, when I recently
drove past the Paradise
Island Bridge-Mackey Street
junction, there were seven
to eight street vendors hawk-
ing newspapers, phone cards
and drinks. They were peo-
ple you would not normally
see doing these things.
“People are desperate,
they need help and they
need relief. Those I saw are
using whatever [legitimate]
methods they can, and are
willing to stand outside in
the baking sun and earn
money to pay their way.”
However, the Chamber
president pointed out that
others were likely to turn to

earn a living.

Mr Rolle, who is chairing
the Government-sponsored
National Training Pro-
gramme, an _ initiative
designed to re-train some
1,000 unemployed Bahami-
ans for jobs in sectors where
there is demand for new
workers, said the increas-
ingly desperate search for
employment that many were
enduring became painfully
apparent during interviews
he conducted.

“Going through the inter-
view process with applicants

more nefarious means to

for the National Training

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SAPPHIRE PREMIER

INVESTMENTS LTD
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137(4) of the International Business
Companies Act, 2000, notice is hereby given that above

named Company 1s in dissolution, which commenced on
the 24th day of August 2009. The Liquidator 1s BdS Cor-
porate Services Limited, George House, George Street,
P.O. Box N-8159, Nassau, Bahamas.

BdS Corporate Services Ltd.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

CRYSTAL PREMIER

INVESTMENTS LTD
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137(4) of the International Business
Companies Act, 2000, notice is hereby given that above
named Company 1s in dissolution, which commenced on
the 24th day of August 2009. The Liquidator is BdS Cor-
porate Services Limited, George House, George Street,
P.O. Box N-8159, Nassau, Bahamas.

BdS Corporate Services Ltd.
(Liquidator)



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2009
IN THE SUPREME COURT COM/com/00100

COMMERCIAL DIVISION

IN THE MATTER OF CLICO ENTERPRISES LIMITED
(In Liquidation )

AND
IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 1992

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Petition for the
Winding-up of the above-named Company having its
registered office at Serville & Company, No. 13 East
Ave. Centerville in the City of Nassau, was on the 12°
Awoust, 2009 presented to the Court by Craig A (Tony)
Gomez, the Official Liquidator of Clico Bahamas Limited
and the Petitioner herein, AND that the Company be
WOURd UD pursuant to Section 187 (d) of The Companies
Act, 1992 Chapter 308, Statute Law of The Bahamas
2000 Revised Edition.

AND that the Petition is directed to be heard (in open
Court) before Justice Cheryl Albury, a Justice of the
Supreme Court, in the City of Nassau on Tuesday the
8" day of September, A.D. 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the
forenoon at the Supreme Court Annex, 3° Floor, British
American Bank Building, Mariborough St., Nassau,
Bahamas and any Creditor or contributory of the said
Company desirous to support or oppase the making of
an Order on the said Petition may appear at the time
of the hearing in person or by his Counsel for that
purpose; and a copy of the Petition will be furnished
by the undersigned to any Creditor or Contributory of
the Company requiring such copy on payment of the
prescribed charge for the same.

Callenders & Co,
Chambers
One Millars Court
Attorney for the Petitioner

NOTE: Any person who intends to appear on the
hearing of the said Petition must serve or sand by post
to the above-named, notice in writing of his intention
fodo so. The notice must state the name and address
of the parson, or, if a firm, the name and address of
the firm and must be signed by the person or firm or
his or their attorney (if any) and must be signed or if
posted, must be sent by post in sufficient time to reach
the above named not later than 4:00 o'clock in the
afternoon on Monday the 7" day of September, A.D.
2009.



Programme, I saw individu-
als who had premium
employment, eminent quali-
fications up to Masters
Degrees, interviewing for
introductory courses in the
hope they would be placed
somewhere,” Mr Rolle
explained.

“One lady said she wanted
to be placed somewhere just
so she could provide food
for her children. She wanted
nothing else, just the ability
to provide food for her chil-
dren.”

The Chamber president
added: “It made me appre-
ciate the blessings I have,
and those around me. Those
people who believe a job is
an entitlement, right now a
job is a luxury. It is not a
right, and it is not an enti-
tlement. In the past it was
seen as a right, an entitle-
ment.

“Tt is what it is. The econ-
omy is bad, and people are
doing as best they can to
keep their businesses afloat.
When they do that, the pain
is most usually felt by the
employee. The message to
the employee is to go the
extra mile.”

Experience throughout
the world has shown that, if
anything, official unemploy-
ment data and statistics tend
to understate the size of the
problem, given that people
are often reluctant to con-
firm their work status.

The May 2009 figures are
also likely to fail to capture
the 5,000 school leavers,
some 3,000-3,500 - at con-
servative estimates - who are
likely to enter the workforce
with minimal job skills.

In addition, unemploy-
ment data also often fails to
account for discouraged
workers who are no longer
seeking jobs, plus underem-
ployment.

The latter is also a signifi-
cant problem in the
Bahamas, especially in the
hotel industry, where work-
ers are already on one and
two days weeks.

This is graphically illus-
trated by the fact that New
Providence households suf-
fered a 13.6 per cent year-
over-year decline in house-
hold income to $40,528,
according to the Department
of Statistics.

This likely reflects issues
such as sharp fall in gratu-
ity/tips-based income and
underemployment, as well
as the unemployment situa-
tion.

With employment across
the Bahamas falling by 9.8
per cent year-over-year, the
labour force participation
rate has dropped to 73.4 per
cent compared to 76.3 per
cent in 2008. The discour-

aged worker phenomenon is
highlighted by the total
labour force dropping in size
from 191,595 to 184,020, a
fall of more than 7,500.

Apart from the problems
caused by the global eco-
nomic malaise, Mr Rolle
said the unemployment
increase had been exacer-
bated by structural problems
at home, which were “symp-
tomatic of poor planning
internally”.

He explained: “Many of
us don’t manage our busi-
nesses as effectively as we
should and as efficiently as
we should. We operate at a
cost level that is a bit more
than we should, and the easy
way to mitigate against that
is to reduce salaries, wages
and benefits.

“But there are other ways
to reduce your costs and
allow people to maintain
employment. Business
should have a social compo-
nent to it. Although we are
there to generate a profit,
we are also there to serve
the community, and any-
thing we can do, we should.”

Taking Bahamas Ferries,
the company at which he
serves as marketing director,
as an example, Mr Rolle
said: “We’ve looked at ways
to reduce our costs and the
last option is to reduce
staffing. We understand our
employees, and their fami-
lies, are very important to

“We have gone through
proper planning procedures
for our business.

“We continue to put in
place plans to minimise
costs.

“Our sales are down, we
are not immune from this
crisis, but we’ve done a good
enough job of trying to keep
the business together during
this period, trying to ride it
out and not go up in prices
to customers.”

The Chamber president
also urged the Government
to “be mindful of what is
going on in the business
community, and doing what
it can to ease the burden”.

He also expressed concern
about being “careful not to
mismanage the recovery
process”, pointing to the
Government’s decision to
suspend its guaranteed edu-
cational loan programme as
one such misstep and urging
it to reconsider.

This is being seen as the
Government essentially cut-
ting off its nose to spite its
face, and denying educa-
tional opportunities to lower
and middle class Bahamians,
preventing them from social
advancement and curbing
improvements to workforce
productivity.

The feeling is that the
Government should again
focus on ways to collecting
the outstanding multi-mil-
lion dollar amount due to it
under the programme.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ODYSSEY PREMIER

INVESTMENTS LTD
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137(4) of the International Business
Companies Act, 2000, notice 1s hereby given that above
named Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 24th day of August 2009. The Liquidator is BdS Cor-
porate Services Limited, George House, George Street,
P.O. Box N-8159, Nassau, Bahamas.

BdS Corporate Services Ltd.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SHERRY MANAGEMENT LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 19th day of August 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
PULFORD HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 20th day of August 2009. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
WHITEWASH BILLINS CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 19th day of August 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
CAPLINA LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 19th day of August 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
XENOPHON HOLDINGS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 19th day of August 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SAINT ALBANS TRADING LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 19th day of August 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)





THE TRIBUNE

THE WEATHER REPORT

5-Day FORECAST



FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 2009, PAGE 9B

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N N A A S S S S A A U U A A N N D D B B A A H H A A M M A A I I S S L L A A N N D D S S L L E E A A D D I I N N G G N N E E W W S S P P A A P P E E R R C M Y K C M Y K Volume: 105 No.223FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 PRICE – 75 (Abaco and Grand Bahama $1.25 WEATHER SUNNY WITH ASHOWER HIGH 90F LOW 79F B y ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter a lowe@tribunemedia.net THERE are almost 10,000 more people unemployed this year than last year, according to t he Department of Statistics which yesterday released ther esults of its annual labour force survey. W ith the 9,540 extra without a job, it means that out of a potential labour force of 184,020, there are 26,215 people unemployed in The Bahamas. D irector of Statistics, Kalsie Dorsett, said this places the u nemployment rate at its highest level since “the early 1990s.” This was despite the figures not taking into consideration major job losses since the survey w as conducted in May, for example the 500 people left unem p loyed by the closure of the Emerald Bay Resort in Exuma. Nonetheless, the news will not come as a great surprise to many observers, corresponding as it Unemplo yment f igur es r oc k et to o v er 26,000 The Tribune YOUR PASSPORT TO MISS UNIVERSE B AHAMASEDITION TRY OUR DOUBLE FILET-O-FISH www.tribune242.com 10,000 more without jobs SEE page six Christian Council challenged to back marital rape law By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net STATE Minister for Labour and Social Development L oretta Butler-Turner challenged the Christian Council to throw its public support behind a controversial amendment t hat would outlaw marital rape. Mrs Butler-Turner said during private discussions with the C hristian Council and other religious leaders, her department received a nod of approval on the legislation. But she expressed her disappointment that the respected religious groups have yet to divulge their stance on the hot-button issue public. " My only regret if there is a regret to this day is the fact that even though we have received nods from all of the SEE page seven By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net CORONER'S inquests into the deaths of persons who died at the hands of police or while in police custody should be fasttracked through the system, said former Assistant Commis sioner of Police Paul Thomp son. M r Thompson argued that these sensitive matters should b e heard by a coroner's court at least two weeks after the incident in question to appease the public and to bring full disclo sure into the circumstances surr ounding the deaths. "I think all cases where (a p olice shooting is involved or a prisoner dies in the cell should be given priority by the coroner that's how it used to be. (Years ago die in CID (now the Central THE jobs of more than 230 Bahamians in Grand Bahama were closer to being secured for the foreseeable future yesterday as the government made its final selection of a new operator for Our Lucaya casino in Freeport. Declining to identify the chosen operator at this stage, Minister of Tourism Vincent Vanderpool Wallace noted that that company now has to go through the licensing process which has been known to take up to six months, depending on how quickly the company for wards the necessary information to the Gaming Board. SEE TRIBUNE BUSINESS FOR FULL STORY THE Cabinet Office has announced the resignation of Michael Barnett as Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs with effect from August22. He is to become the next Chief Justice of the Bahamas following the retirement of Chief Justice Sir THE Riu Hotel on Paradise Island will reportedly close temporarily on Sunday for three months leaving nearly 300 employees out of work, according to reports. Guest complaints regarding the state of the 356-room property and dwindling visitor arrivals due to the current tourism downturn is believed to be behind the By NATARIO McKENZIE Tribune Staff Reporter nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net OFFICIALS of the Nassau Harbour Port Improvement project stated yesterday that the levels of turbidity from the dredging project are being monitored on a daily basis to ensure that environmental requirements are met. “The silt screens are in place to prevent the dirty water from getting outside. On a monitoring basis we still do know that the levInquests into deaths in police custody ‘should be fast-tracked’ SEE page seven Govt selects new operator for Our Lucaya SEE page six Michael Bar nett r esigns as AG Paradise Island hotel ‘to close for three months’ SEE page six Dredging ‘being monitored’ to ensure that environmental requirements met SEE page seven MISS BAHAMAS Kiara Sherman waves to crowds yesterday during the Miss Universe float parade. The beau ty queens took to the streets of Nassau ahead of Sunday’s pageant at the Atlantis resort on Paradise Island. SEEPAGE TWO F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f MISSUNIVERSECONTESTANTS TAKETOTHESTREETS Michael Barnett

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 2, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM THE night of the final s how of the Miss Universe 2009 pageant is fast a pproaching and the 84 cont estants from around the world now only have a few days left in the Bahamas. Following yesterday’s float p arade of the beauties along W est Bay Street, the contestants, judges and orgnanisers a re now in the last stages of their preparations for the big e vent this Sunday. The final show, which will be held in the Imperial Ball room at Atlantis, will be b roadcast live on NBC at 9pm to 150 countries. The Miss Universe finals, the viewing party and the c oronation event will all be held at the Paradise Island resort. A ll-access tickets for the viewing party, which will t ake place on the Royal Deck are $145. VIP tickets f or final show are $1,000 and i nclude entrance to the coronation ball. Tickets for sections 3-7 in the Imperial Ballroom are $750; sections 8 -11 are $400; sections 11-13 a re $250; sections 14-20 are $175. A ll-access tickets to the coronation ball, to be held i n Atlantis’ Royal Court, are $145. The judges include the Bahamas’ very own GerryD eVeaux, an internationally acclaimed producer, design er and style guru, and Heather Kerzner, philan t hropist and ambassador for Kerzner International and their resorts, including A tlantis, Paradise Island. JIM Boocher, President of Kerzner Development, died of an apparent heart attack early Wednesday morning in El Jadida, Morocco where he was overseeing the final work on Kerzner’s new development at Mazagan. Sol Kerzner, chairman and founder of the company, said: “Jim was an extraordinary member of the Kerzner executive team and a dear friend. His talent, warmth and humour, as well as his outstanding contributions, will be profoundly missed by all.” Mr Boocher joined Kerzner International in 1996 when the company started construction on Royal Towers at Atlantis, Paradise Island. He went on to oversee and take responsibility for all Kerzner projects and person ally took charge of the building of Atlantis, The Palm Dubai. He delivered the $1.5 billion project on time and under budget despite a significant fire in the lobby two weeks prior to opening. A statement from Kerzner said Mr Boocher’s on ground team in Morocco will com plete the construction of the Mazagan project and will open the resort as planned in October, 2009. Jim Boocher, 53, is survived by his wife Kim, four sons, one daughter and three grandchildren. Pr esident of Kerzner Development dies Miss Universe pageant prepares for final event JIM BOOCHER EVENT at Atlantis on Wednesday on-stage rehearsal for the final show which will be broadcast live on N BC at 9pm on Sunday. MISS JAMAICA waves to the crowd during yesterday’s parade. D e r e k S m i t h / B I S P h o t o F e l i p M a j o r / T r i b u n e s t a f f

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 3 TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM By ALISON LOWE Tribune Staff Reporter alowe@tribunemedia.net T HE closure of Port Lucaya, one of Freeport’s cheaper hotel proper ties, will have a significant impact on the island’s competitiveness as a des tination, said Minister of Tourism Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace yesterday. “We’re quite conscious of the fact that if Grand Bahama is to become more competitive it needs low-pricedp roperties, and if you take (Port Lucaya) out of inventory, it’s going to have an impact on that,” he told The Tribune. Tourism officials are now in talks to replace the soon-to-closed Port Lucaya property with another Grand Bahama hotel as part of its allinclusive Club Grand Bahama programme, which was launched in July in the hopes of stimulating more tourism arrivals to the island. The hotel was one of the accommodation options in the cheaper “silver” Club Grand Bahama package. The “gold” and “platinum” packages involved higher end hotels and dining options for a more hefty per night rate. Mr Vanderpool-Wallace described the Port Lucaya hotel as a “very important” component of the programme, which has been marketed as a “revolutionary” con cept giving visitors the chance to enjoy dozens of dining, recreational and other holiday experiences throughout the island of Grand Bahama without ever opening their wallets during their stay. The hotel’s impending closure on August 31 “will have an impact on the number of people who can buy into the programme at good price, and a good deal is very important at this time, so from that perspective it doesn’t help our cause,” explained the minister. However, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said he has hopes the hotel which announced on Tuesday that it would close after 16 years, let ting go 17 permanent and 13 part-time staff “will reopen soon.” In the meantime, he added that tourism offi cials have “identified a possible replacement” for the property in the Club Grand Bahama programme, but “nothing is definite as yet.” And even if a replacement is found, the fact remains that Port Lucaya was ideally located near to other amenities that can be enjoyed by Club Grand Bahama guests, while other properties are not. Port Lucaya closure ‘will have significant impact on Grand Bahama’ s competitiveness’ By TANEKA THOMPSON Tribune Staff Reporter tthompson@tribunemedia.net THE proposed amendment to the Sexual OffencesB ill outlawing marital rape will strengthen family values, State Minister for Labour and Social Development Loretta Butler-Turner said. S peaking at a media inform ation session on the proposal yesterday, she rejected s uggestions that the amendm ent will destroy Bahamian marriages and said the public d iscussion raised over the "taboo" subject could lead to a healthier understanding on acceptable family behaviour. Numbers "The statistics are very c lear; we are a Christian nation but we have more children being born out of wedlock than we have born in the institution of marriage," said Mrs Butler-Turne r, noting recently released n umbers from the Department of Statistics. "So obviously we have forn ication going on. . . we have adultery going on, but we'rea Christian nation. The reality is, this (amendment s trong argument to strengthe n family life because when we start to have this conversation about people respect-i ng each other, then maybe we will pass on those ideals so that we teach our children w hat it is for a mother and a f ather or a husband and wife to truly respect, love and cherish each other and not v iolate them and be violent to them,” she said. Since government tabled t he proposed amendment last month there has been vocal opposition, with some commentators saying they fear "vindictive" wives will be able to land their husbands in jail on a false charge ofr ape. B ut Mrs Butler-Turner and Kayla Green-Smith, chief counsel at the Attorney General's Office, sought to quell this fear. MrsButler-Turner explained that a husband or wife accused of spousal rapew ill not be shackled and dragged before the courts immediately. S he said once a complaint of spousal rape is made to the police they will investi-g ate the claim before turning i t over to the Attorney Gene ral's Office who will determine if there is enough evid ence to bring the matter to trial. Mrs Green-Smith added t hat anyone found guilty of m aking a false claim of rape would be punished and could even face life imprisonment. She said witnesses could face jail time if it is revealed that their court testimony wasf abricated. If the amendment is p assed, spousal rape will be punishable under Section 3 of the Sexual Offences Act like every other case of rape, and will carry a maximum sentence of life imprisonment. " Each case will turn on its o wn facts and so you are liable up to life for the offence of rape," said Kayla Green-Smith, chief counsel from the Attorney General's Office. Sentence But the extent of the sent ence will be determined by a j udge, depending on individual circumstances. "The court is able to determine, because of the facts, what that length of time will be, anywhere from recom m ending mandatory counselling, ways to preserve the relationship or other things but it is (an (offence a nywhere from zero to life i mprisonment," said Mrs Butl er-Turner. The minister said debate on the proposal will not begini n parliament until the country has a thorough under-s tanding of the issue. Outlawing marital rape ‘will strengthen family values’ Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace LORETTA BUTLER-TURNER

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E DITOR, The Tribune. WILLthe madness ever stop? The PLP vociferously opposed plans for the development of a mixed use r esort at Clifton in 2000. They loudly proclaimed t heir opposition to more gate d communities in our count ry; they protested the cutting off of access to beachesa nd historic sites from the B ahamian public. They opposed the re-routing of West Bay Street and, they claimed that the development of a marina and golf course at Clifton would result in untold environm ental damage to the area. They said they wanted to b uild low-cost housing at C lifton. They changed their tune w hen they came to office in 2002. They then approved and encouraged the large scale enclosure of land into gated communities alla round our country. In the south eastern part of New P rovidence alone in the area between the LPIA and the Airport Road to West Bay Street from Old Fort to Adelaide and in immediatep roximity to Clifton they approved at least four new gated communities, two of them Albany and South O cean reduced access of Bahamians to beaches and t o archeological sites. And, suddenly, the rerouting of t he road at Clifton, so odious under the FNM, became p erfectly fine and acceptable w hen done under the PLP! What is more, they also b ecame proponents of the transfer of the privatelyowned commercial port from downtown Nassau to Clifton the same envi-r onmentally sensitive Clifton and at huge expense to t he Bahamian tax payer! The FNM, while willing to accept the construction o f a marina at Albany, as approved by the PLP, has b alked at moving the comm ercial port for both environmental and cost considerations as explained by the Minister for Environment, the Hon. Earl D eveaux and the Minister of Public Works, the Hon. N eko Grant at the recent T own Meeting. S till, the PLP, using Senator Fitzgerald as theirm outhpiece, continues to r epeat untruths and outright lies about the movement of the commercial port to Arawak Cay, ignoring the facts presented in the environmental assessments. I, and many, many other B ahamians have grown tired of the old tactics of the PLP o f opposing for opposing s ake. We'd really like to hear s omething positive from the PLP if they could only stop grumbling and complaining and start thinking for a change. FLOYD WATSON N assau, August 18, 2009 C M Y K C M Y K EDITORIAL/LETTERS TO THE EDITOR P AGE 4, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 THE TRIBUNE The Tribune Limited NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914 SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt., O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G., ( Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt . P ublisher/Editor 1919-1972 Contributing Editor 1972-1991 EILEEN DUPUCH CARRON, C.M.G., M.S., B.A., LL.B. Publisher/Editor 1972Published Daily Monday to Saturday Shirley Street, P.O. Box N-3207, Nassau, Bahamas Insurance Management Building., P.O. F-485, Freeport, Grand Bahama TELEPHONES Switchboard (News, Circulation and Advertising A dvertising Manager (242 Circulation Department (242 Nassau Fax: (242 Freeport, Grand Bahama: 1-(242 Freeport fax: (242 WEBSITE w ww.tribune242.com – updated daily at 2pm WASHINGTON Do not come to W ashington late in August. It is shut. It w ill reopen after Labour Day. So for now, f orget it. Even President Obama who has had a lousy summer is going on vacation. Maybe the sea breezes onM artha’s Vineyard will re-energize him. Obama has not chosen to do anything p ioneering by way of a vacation. On M artha’s Vineyard, he will be with the m iddle-rich of the East Coast. In fact on that summer paradise island, just off the Massachusetts coast, he will rub should ers with people just like himself rich enough, sure of most things and supremely self-confident. P eople who have made it in the world b y their own efforts (like Obama ple who have had just enough of a family leg up (like a legacy place at Harvardf eel they still made it by themselves. After the dollars, the second coin of the realm on Martha’s Vineyard is self-confi d ence. And self-confidence is something that the president has to over-flowing. Haynes Johnson, the veteran Washington political reporter who has been cov e ring presidents for decades, says that Obama is the most self-confident president he remembers maybe the most self-confident ever. He is not bedeviled with the doubt and insecurity that haunted Lyndon Johnson, promoted paranoia inR ichard Nixon, and had Bill Clinton scur rying for approval. But Obama’s self-confidence is not the a rrogance of George W. Bush (“bring ’em on”) or the tempered-by-experience certainty of Dwight Eisenhower. It is a quiet but untrammeled self-confidence which informs his political judgment. It is this self-confidence that may have led to his first political debacle: health care reform. C ongress is in recess and the White House is operating in holiday mode, but the health care reform wreckage is strewn everywhere, like uncollected garbage, and the tribalists of the right are anxious to promote it as the beginning of the end of the Age of Obama. The political damage will not just be confined to Republican gloating, but also to what could be instability in the Democratic ranks. To lead, one must be loved by o ne’s troops but also feared. No one in C ongress, Democrat or Republican, fears O bama. Even Republicans say privately they admire or like him; and the Democrats love him, but many of them will notd o his bidding. Worse the one man who could have disc iplined the House, Rahm Emanuel, sits in t he White House where he has been easi ly ignored by his former colleagues. In the Senate, the one man who could have held the Democrats together and imbued t hem with a sense of historic purpose, Edward Kennedy, is gravely ill. Democrats in Congress feel good about O bama, but they do not fear his wrath. He h as failed to curb their appetite for ear marks, failed to corral them on health care; and it looks like he is losing his cli-m ate control bill in the Senate. Obama, it would appear, believes he can affect history without spilling political b lood. Instead, the president’s self-confi dence dictates his belief that sweet reason and high purpose will carry the day. That is why he sounds more like a National P ublic Radio host than a man with the awesome power of the presidency of the United States. It was some kind of extraordinary self confidence that must have led Obama to believe that he could shape the healthc are debate without ever letting on what he himself would like to see in the bill. Reform is a waypoint not a destination. I t has not helped the President that Har ry Reid, the Senate Leader is weak and that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi isa divisive figure. But all of that was known and the president and his aides should have allowed for a debate in which the principal agenda item would be a mean-i ngless appeal for “reform.” Washington may appear deserted but there are dangerous figures in shadows. Figures who want not only health care reform and climate change to fail, but who want nothing less than this president to fail. And fail dramatically. (This article was written by Llewellyn King c.2009 Hearst Newspapers). We would like to hear something positive from PLP LETTERS letters@tribunemedia.net Obama is confident to a fault WCVH6800 DCVH680E * StunningPRACTICAL 322-2188/9 You’ll wonder how you ever got along without it. $2575.00 The National Insurance Board The National Insurance Board The National Insurance Board The National Insurance Board The National Insurance Boardof the Commonwealth of The Bahamas The National Insurance Board (NIB works to complete the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre Robert Smith Child & Adolescents and Special Education Unit , Fox Hill, Nassau, Bahamas; the project is a joint venture of NIB and The Bahamas Government. Contractors must be in compliance with the National Insurance Act (social security programme relevant Government agencies. Pre-qualification documents may be collected from the Security Booth at NIB’s Clifford Darling Complex, Blue Hill Road, from August 14 to August 21, 2009. Pre-Qualification documents should be signed, sealed and dropped in the prequalification box at the Security Booth, Clifford Darling Complex on or before 12:00 Noon on August 21, 2009. Request for Contractors Pre-Qualification EDITOR, The Tribune I STRONGLY support the pleas of Ms. Les ley Vanderpool, Ms. Barbara OvsianicoK oulikowsky and other Bahamians who are asking the government to reverse a decision to cut down the stately casuarina trees that line West Bay Street and Saunders Beach.I call on the Cabinet, and especially the Minister of Tourism and his staff, to reconsider this senseless destruction of a beautiful vista and win dow to the sea. For generations, these lovely trees have prov ided an enhanced beach experience for Bahamians and tourists alike. Any sunny week end there are scores of families relaxing, pic nicking and enjoying the shade under these magnificent trees. Now, it appears, Environment Minister Earl Deveaux (the same Cabinet Minister under whose administration Adelaide beach was cut through for marinas and other construction that would damage the water table in southwest New Providence) has agreed to the cutting down of these beautiful trees. By these actions, the Cabinet is killing the goose that lays The Bahamas' golden egg of tourism, turning our beautiful country into a slum of rocks and rubble. All Bahamians should now speak up and help stop the destruction of our priceless natural assets. Along with many other concerned Bahami ans, I am calling on the Cabinet to urgently reconsider this most unfortunate decision and stop the destruction of the casuarina trees along Saunders Beach! ETIENNE DUPUCH III Nassau, August 18, 2009 Save stately Saunders Beach casuarina trees EDITOR, The Tribune . F ELLOWBahamians.What is going on here in Nassau? I understand that the next t arget of destruction is yet another of our b eaches and the cutting down of the wonder ful casuarina trees that have given much needed shade for many, many years. O ther countries around the world value t he casuarina for its many uses, one of which is to plant them along coastal areas for their aesthetic beauty. Who hasn't passed by Saun ders beach and felt the wonder of the ocean view and felt blessed to live in such a glorious land? Please, can someone tell me what else we h ave to offer tourists and citizens of the Bahamas except sea, sun and our beaches?Without these three things thesei slands have nothing. Nassau has become an over populated, crime ridden hot house that is plagued with power cuts and brown tap water. Who will want to live here when our entire coast has been either cut off for private development or destroyed for a container port? The value of property will drop and only the privileged few will be safe sequestered away in their expensive gated communities. Please rethink Saunders Beach and don't cut down our beloved casuarina trees or builda ghastly road and container port. As George Bernard Shaw wrote:“Those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.” LESLEY DARBY Cable Beach, August 18, 2009 The next target of destruction

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NATIONAL Security Minister Tommy Turnquest and the FNM government were urged to immediately respond to claims that morale in the police force is at an all-time low, that there is friction in the senior ranks, and that there is serious mismanagement going on which is impeding the police in their fight against rising crime levels. Fox Hill MP and opposition spokesman on the public service Fred Mitchell yesterday held a press conference at his constituency office to demand answers. Mr Mitchell said that recent conversations with representatives of the Police Staff Association have left him very concerned about the state of the police force. The PLP MP claims one Staff Association official told him: “That morale on the Royal Bahamas Police Force is at the lowest that he has ever seen in his time on the police force; that the physical state of police stations is in need of serious attention, giving as an example the lack of repair of a campus that was blown down outside the CDU some months ago; that the police force is manned by reserves at night; that there is concern that officers continue to be on 7/8 pay while injured in the line of duty and that this affecting morale.” The opposition spokesman said there is also concern about the state of Family Island police stations, as it has been claimed that resources have been allocated for the repair and refurbishment of administrative offices but similar atten tion is not being paid to the care and comfort of the lower ranks. “There is enough here on the public record to call for the national security minister and the minister for the public service to answer these allegations . . . It is clear; the charges are pointed. “The Staff Association believes that there is friction at the senior ranks, which is preventing the force from concentrating on fighting crime. The Staff Association is also concerned about due process in the investigation of allegations against police officers.” He said the Staff Association “appears also to be indicating that there is a complete breakdown in relations between the Staff Association and the management of the force. This is quite serious. A house divided against itself cannot stand,” Mr Mitchell said. “The public must be concerned and frightened in the face of these startling allegations. The minister must answer and answer now, not later.” C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS T HE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 5 RUSSELL’S WAREHOUSE CLOSING SALER ivet Rite Shelving, Gondolas, Glass Shelves, 2 & 4 Arm Display Racks, Gridwall, Slatwall, S lotted Standards, and Hardware. A sst. 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The woman, a 22-year-old fashion model and former Miss Washington USA contestant, claims in the court documents that she was flown to Copperfield’s home on Musha Cay in the Exumas under the pretext that the millionaire entertainer was hiring her for a modelling job. T his trip to Musha Cay occurred in July 2007 and thew oman alleges she was assured that there would be others on t he island. The Seattle Times reported that the court documents allege that Copperfield drove her to the beach on her first night on the island, and then returned to her room and removed her passport from her purse. After having dinner and watching a movie in Copperfield's room, the woman claims he "attacked (her ly assaulted her" on the bed,t hreatening to kill her if she did not perform certain sex acts. " Throughout the assault (the woman) physically and verball y resisted defendant Copperfield and struggled to get away from him," it is claimed in the lawsuit. The next day, the woman claims, she tried to hide but Copperfield found her and took her back to the private beach outside his bedroom. She said the magician held her head underwater until she thought she would drown after she refused his demand to "get naked." She claims a third assault took place when Copperfield dragged her from the shower i n her room a short time later. The woman claims she was then taken to Nassau, where she called her family to report the assault. She says she flew to Seattle and was taken to hospital where she was examined. Copperfield’s legal team have called the woman’s allegations preposterous and said that there were more than 40 persons on Musha Cay during the time of her visit. The Seattle Times reported that a statement from the magician’s lawyers read: "Her allegation that there was no one on the island to help her even if she needed help is preposterous. The woman met and talked with other guests, sunbathed and swam on island beaches, day after day. She even had dinner with a group of island guests." "She came to the island because she wanted to no one lied to her and she could have left the island on her own at any time." The woman is seeking unspecified damages for infliction of emotional distress, false misrepresentation and false imprisonment. Woman files lawsuit over alleged sexual assault by Copperfield in the Bahamas WELL-KNOWN Grand Bahama veterinarian Dr Alan Bater died suddenly at his residence on Monday, August 17. He was 62. Dr Bater, a native of Great Britain, was a long-time resident of Freeport. He was the owner of the Freeport Animal Clinic on Queen’s Highway for many years. Although he was in semi-retirement and had sold his busi ness a few years ago, Dr Bater still provided care for animals and loyal pet owners who still came to the clinic. According to reports, Dr Bater was discovered dead sometime a round midnight Sunday at his residence at the Discovery Bay Apartments. He had failed to show up for dinner Sunday evening with friends who became concerned and went to check on him around midnight that night. His death is a great loss to the Freeport community, especially the animal community. Well-known vet dies age 62 DAVIDCOPPERFIELD (AP T OMMYTURNQUEST

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS PAGE 6, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 THE TRIBUNE TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM does with predictions from various agencies and individuals, including the Central Bank of the Bahamas and the Prime Minister, that unemployment w ould further rise throughout the year in the face of poor tourism arrivals and a downturn in foreign direct investment which has hurt the construction sector in particular. According to the survey, the rate in New Providence increased from 8.7 per cent in M ay last year and 12.1 per cent in February 2009 to 14 per cent in May. In Grand Bahama, the rate leapt more drastically from nine per cent last year to 14.6 per cent in February 2009 and a massive 17.4 per cent in May. The overall rate, which also t akes into consideration the Family Islands, therefore grew from 8.7 per cent to 14.2 per cent in a year. In New Providence, one quarter of all people who are unemp loyed had left their jobs in the last 12 months. Of these, 51 per cent were either “laid off, dismissed, or theb usiness in which they were employed ceased operations,” said officials. Meanwhile, in Grand Bahama a higher 22 per cent of unemp loyed people left their jobs within that period. Slightly more than a third (36 per cent laid off, dismissed or found t hemselves unemployed after the b usiness where they had worked ceased operations. In light of the worsening joblessness, the amount of money t he average household has to spend has dropped significantly this year. Overall household income fell by 3.6 per cent in N ew Providence, to $40,528, and b y 8.7 per cent in Grand Bahama to $37,562. W hen viewed across the Bahamas as a whole, men and women suffered almost equally from joblessness with 14 per cent of women unemployedc ompared to 14.4 per cent of men. But in Grand Bahama it is women who are suffering most f rom joblessness with 19 per cent unemployed compared with 16 per cent of men. Minister of state for Social development Loretta ButlerT urner said that while any increase in the unemployment rate is of “grave concern” to the government, there are a numb er of initiatives under way which are helping and will help to absorb some of the unemployment and provide some level of comfort to those who can-n ot get a job. “During the course of this summer we’ve already registered persons who are supposed to s tart being reskilled and retrained through the National Training Intiative...to ensure that when things do turn around we are able to have them trainedf or new jobs. “Additionally we are looking to have as many Bahamians employed on government proj ects coming online and through the Labour Department we were also trying to match people to jobs coming available. “At Social Services we have n ot discontinued our social initiatives, so where we’re assisting people currently out of jobs. And through the NIB initiative people are still able to accessu nemployment funds until they find something else to do,” she added. She added that, despite the r ise in unemployment, her Ministry has not seen a “spike” in applications for social assistance recently except in the case of people looking for help acquir-i ng “back to school” items. Meanwhile, Director of the National Insurance Board Algernon Cargill revealed that t he number of applications for government’s unemployment benefit has started to slow. As of August 7, 2009, a total of $12.3 million of the $20 mil-l ion initially provided to fund the benefit has been paid out to 9,657 approved people and of them, 5,000 have now exhausted t heir full 13 weeks worth of funds to which they are entitled under the law. Mr Cargill said that given the current rate of registration hee xpects the funds should last “until the end of the year”. The Government has stated that once the initial $20 million is e xpended, it will begin to deduct funds from employers and employees to fund the jobless benefit. Burton Hall, who is to take up an appointment as a Perma-n ent Judge on the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia. Mr Barnett will be sworn i n as Chief Justice by the Governor General in a ceremony at Government House at 11am on Monday, August 24. The Cabinet Office also advised that Brent Symonette, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, will be appointed Attorney G eneral and Minister of Legal Affairs with effect from August 22. Mr Symonette, who previously served as Attorney General in an earlier Free National Movement government, will serve in this position until a new Attorney General is a ppointed. Mr Barnett has served as Attorney General since July, 2008. Before that appointment he was a senior partner at the law firm of Graham Thompson and Co. A former President of the B ahamas Bar Association and Chairman of the Bar Council, Mr Barnett was called to the English and Bahamas Bars in1 978. He has served in many professional and public service capacities, including Acting S tipendiary and Circuit Magi strate, Acting Justice of the Supreme Court, Chairman of the Industrial Relations Board, Member of the Financial Ser-v ices Advisory Committee and Chairman of the Catholic Board of Education. Mr Barnett was educated at S t Augustine’s College in Nass au and at Georgetown University, Washington DC, where he obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics.H e is a member of Lincoln’s Inn, London, and was called to the English Bar. A Roman Catholic, Mr Barn ett is married to the former C amille Liverpool, President of the AIDS Foundation, and the couple has two daughters, Michela and Viola. resort's impending closure. Yesterday several guests complained to the local media about the less than stellar accommodations at the hotel. "The room was okay but the toilet broke, that wasn't too nice," one female visitor from New York told ZNS news. F ROM page one Paradise Island hotel F ROM page one 10,000 more Michael Barnett resigns as AG F ROM page one

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C M Y K C M Y K LOCAL NEWS THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 7 TEACHERSWANTEDPreschool & Primary School Fun, Nurturing Christian Teachers.Email resume to beverley@rightafterthethebell.com For Rente premier choice for serious business”1 ,550 sq.ft.$5,425.00 p. month incl. CAM fees 1,056 sq.ft.$3,432.00 p. month incl. CAM feesContact Mr. Simon Chappell on 327 1575 or 477-7610Email: simon@cavesheights.comC aves Village Professional Turn Key Office Suites TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Detective Unit) and the inquest was the next week. "The officers involved were charged but the case was thrown out of magistrate's court because the evidence did n ot support that he died from a beating he had some health problems. But I feel that whenever there is a death caused by police, a shoot-out or somebody dies in custody there should be an inquest in a week, that would appease the public," he told The Tribune duri ng a recent interview. His comments came in the wake of the deaths of two teenagers Michael Knowles, 15, and Brenton Smith, 18 the former who died in police custody and the latter who was shot by a police issued weapon. Police said Knowles hanged h imself while in a police holding cell at the East Street South police station on May, 29. He was being held at the station on suspicion of housebreaking and police classified the death a suicide. But his m other immediately questioned the police report and s aid if her son was suicidal, the police should be found negli-g ent for not removing items in h is possession that he could u se to harm himself. T he teen's death sparked a heated public outcry with m any calling for an independent body to investigate his d eath. Recently, the RBPF also a cknowledged that Smith was s hot and killed by a bullet from a police service weapon as he walked through a popular shortcut in the Kemp Road a rea to get to a nearby foodstore on Village Road on July, 9. Police were chasing two a rmed robbers who had just r obbed the City Market food store when the boy was shot; Brenton was not suspected of being a part of the robbery, p olice also said. From the start his family maintained that Smith was an innocent pedestrian killed by p olice and called for the RBPF t o be held accountable. They are also pushing for a speedy inquest into Smith's death. B oth families have retained legal counsel and are expected to file civil suits against the RBPF. T he RBPF said both matters were forwarded to the Coroner's Court but there has been no word on a start date f or the highly anticipated matt ers. But with a considerable backlog in court matters, many a re questioning how long the public and the respective families will have to wait for more answers. M r Thompson, who retired f rom the RBPF in 1981 as an assistant commissioner of police, suggested that government retain trained lawyers to s it in the Coroner's Court to expedite the matters. IN response to the growing demand by Bahamian residents in Atlanta and businesses in the s outheastern United States for services, Prime Minister Hubert Ingraham officially opened a consular office in Atlanta, Georgia on Thursday. It was the Bahamas’ first career Consulate General in Atlanta, the c apital city of Georgia and a major business, cultural and education centre for the southeastern United States. Mr Michael Young was appointed Honorary Consul. M r Ingraham said the consulate was opened in response, not only to Bahamian residents in Atlanta, but to businesses in the southeast interested in expanding trade and investment in the Bahamas. The relationship between The Bahamas and the United States is long-standing and wide,” he said, “touching on virt ually every aspect of life – familial, education, business, trade and culture. “Atlanta, home of Delta is a significant hub for Delta’s Bahamas flights, making it one of t he most important markets for our tourism business and for that we thank Delta very much indeed. We also thank Delta for its support of our events this week. “The growth in the number of Bahamians s tudying and working in and around Atlanta area and the growing importance of trade links between The Bahamas and G eorgia has made it abundantly clear that resident career representation was warranted,” said Mr Ingraham. PM opens consular office in Atlanta HUBERT INGRAHAM mainstream religions and also the Christian Council, that we have not, to this day seen that demonstrated in the media in a more public way. "We are going to be urging the churches and their leadership to please step up and become a full participant of this debate as we move forward," she said at a media information session on the proposed amendment yesterday. Yesterday, the Council's President Reverend Patrick Paul said the organisation's relative silence on the issue was due to lingering quest ions over various "sub-topics" emerging from discussions on the proposal. Rev Paul, who just returned from vacation abroad, said the Council will likely hold a forum next week to address their questions and to announce a collective stance on the marital rape issue. "One of the reasons for the loud silence is because there are so many features to what is presently being discussed and while there is no question that we support that the rights of women and men should be upheld in the process we don't want to destroy the fabr ic of the family," he told The Tribune. The proposed amendment was tabled in Parliament last week and has elicited immense public discussion from both sides of the divide. Mrs Butler-Turner also criticised Opposition Senator Alyson Maynard-Gibson who recently said that while she did not condone marital rape more discussion on the proposal was needed. " With all due respect to her, she's got to determine whether she's for this or against this. You cannot sit on the fence and say 'Oh, I 'm absolutely against rape but I just don't think that we should deal with it at this time'. Somebody has got to make those tough choic e s. "Her party (the PLP t his or against this," she said. But Mrs Butler-Turner believes supporters of the amendment outw eigh "the noise of the few" and must publicly come forward to e nsure that the rights of every citizen are protected. She added that in spite of any possible political fallout, government i ntended to push the amendment through Parliament. els of turbidity are within contact reach because we are monitoring it twice a day and we never have exceeded the levels of contact,” Frans Thomassen Project Mana ger with Boskalis International said yesterday. E arlier this week, a white plume of turbid water was spotted near Saunders Beach, p rompting even stronger criticism from opponents of the project over its environ mental impact. “The plume is there like the plume in the harbour basin. No one will deny it but if you measure the plume it is more a visu a l aspect at the end of the day than a level aspect,” Thomassen said. Thomassen said t hat the reclamation project near Saunders Beach has stopped the north and south flow of the tide. “We are closing up the area so eventually this plume will settle and disappear. There i s no more tide running north to south,” Thomassen said. L oraine Cox, an engineer with the BEST Commission, said that the approach tak e n to the project with respect to the active dewatering system helps to minimise the a mount of turbidity in the water and helps with the containment and control of thes pread of turbidity. “The approach taken is minimising the a mount of loose sediment in the water to begin with actively pumping it off shore. The turbidity curtains do work properly provided that people respect that it is a construction zone and we want people to s low down and keep their distance from the active work area and the curtains,” Cox s aid. Cox said that a limit of 29 Nephelometr ic Turbidity Units (NTU terms of the difference between the normal conditions, to the area where there is heightened turbidity due to the operations. FROM page one Dredging Christian Council F ROM page one Inquests into deaths in police custody ‘should be fast-tracked’ F ROM page one

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By ADRIAN GIBSON ajbahama@hotmail.com THE home and school environment is where the transmission of moral and occupational education, discipline and the values necessary for the continuance of a society are taughthowever, controversies afflicting the local education system and an annual, failing national average leave much to be desired. Learning is described as the gaining of knowledge, understanding and/or a skill by studying or through a person’s experiences. However, the exertion of effort when undertaking a difficult task and the persistence of a pupil to learneven if it means encountering obstacles or working for longer hoursare also important facets of the learning process that are also indicative of a student’s motivation to learn. Teaching and learning should begin at home; however, it is the task quality teachers endeavour to expand upon a student’s schemata, by fostering direct and active learning and employing activities that stimulates the curiosity level of students, permits pupils to express their creativi ty and advances the development of positive relationships with their peers. It is important for teachers to incorporate a variety of teaching methodologies and/or instructional alternatives in their lessons. Strategies that can be utilized in a social studies classroom, for example, can apply across the disciplines; however, to account for the various learning styles and multiple intelligences, the most memorable teaching strategies solely depend upon a teacher’s own creativity. I have found that the demonstration/modeling instructional alternative (dramatizations, illustrations, pictures, outdoor events, tactile activities, etc) is an effective aspect of teaching whereby teachers and learners are on display and, most importantly, engaging others. Teaching strategies must be expansive, so as to incorporate those students at the lower cognitive levels and foster student-centred activities that lead to constructivist and discovery learning. Student-centred instruction refers to teacher-guided instruction that focuses upon inquiry and information processing skills. It also can be discussed in the context of subcategories such as individual and group investigation whereby an entire class could simultaneously conduct research, setting individuals or small groups to look into a specific aspect of research or to research different problems. The drill-and-practice teaching methodology is another effective teaching strategy that is designed to support previous content instruction. It supports the behaviorist view that “associations are most likely to be reinforced when feedback occurs in immediate conjunction with the stimulus (coursestar.org Moreover, the independent study methodology equips learners with opportunities to work alone, express their viewpoint and individually shine after all, there are some students who do not work well in groups. Ranging from simulated events (role plays rizations to quizzes to competitive activities to oral presentations to rewarding students by simply adjusting the seating arrangements of students based upon their average grade at certain points during a semester, strategic approaches to education must be based upon stimulating and/or performance-based events. According to Anita Woolfolk (2001 important to learning because higher mental functions such as reasoning, comprehension and critical thinking are fostered and shared, and then internalized by pupils. Educational theorist Edgar Dale’s cone of experience also espouses the enhancement of student comprehension via direct and active experiences during lessons. I have discovered that learn ing is the ability to deal constructively with the complexities, confusion, repetitions and ambiguities of life. It is a cooperative, reciprocal process between people, educational materials and their surroundings. Viewing it from the angle of the late educational psychologist David Ausubel, who developed the theory of expository learning, learning (and teaching) is initially a broad, general ideal that eventually moves into the learning of more specific concepts. Nineteenth century early childhood psychologist Lev Vygotsky’s theory of assisted and constructivist learning, Ausubel’s theory and the concept of active learning are merely a few views promoting the direct involvement and participation of students in the learning process, instead of the archaic rote and passive chalkand-talk method. According to Vygotsky, providing examples along with scaffolding (over time adjusting the level of guidance to fita student’s current performance), allows people to grow independently. Jerome Bruner, another educational theorist, espoused the view that classroom learning should take place through inductive reasoningthat is, by using specific examples to formulate a general principle (Woolfolk, 2001). Dr Bruner’s spiral curriculum is an outlook that I personally find appealing, as it shows that students can learn if they are engaged in the discovery of knowledge and also the discovery of themselves step by step. For teachersparticularly those new teacherstheir initial approach to developing a philosophy of teaching should include an evaluation of their pupils’ learning styles, as advocated by educational philosopher Carl Jung. The acquaintance of what education is, and what its intentions are, seems to play an important role in the support of those institutions socially, politically and financiallythat are devoted to the training of our nation’s minds and in ensuring that they hold a respected place within a society that has been dominated by political cowards, favouritism and bureaucrats rather than by intellectuals. Frankly, it seems that quite a number of folks at the Ministry of Education, as well as scores of the so-called educational stakeholders (parents, some teachers, government), are merely space cadets who are hardly acquainted! The search for identity is today a common theme in the sociology of education. If there is no reformation of the curriculum, no will to incorporate the public and educational stakeholders in the implementation of a long term educational plan and no forthright attainment of a balance in school affairs and education is arrived at, then truancy, unruliness, a lackadaisical attitude, failing grades and the promotion and graduation of dumb school leavers will continue to afflict our society and the educational system. C M Y K C M Y K PAGE 8, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 THE TRIBUNE 127 ,&( TO DISCUSS STORIES ON THIS PAGE LOG ON TO WWW.TRIBUNE242.COM Teaching strategies must be expansive Y OUNG M AN S V IEW A DRIANGIBSON

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C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS TRIBUNE SPORTS FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 9 out there like Veronica and Allyson, I know that I will have to do that in order to win a medal. But my goal is to win the gold." The double national champion who is coming off a sixth place finish in the final of the 100 on Sunday, holds the national record of 22.19 she set in Saint-Denis, Paris, France at the 9th World's in 2003. While she prepares for the big showdown tonight, Ferguson-McKenzie had nothing but praise for 19year-old Sheniqua Fergu son, whom she watched asshe ran 23.40 for seventh in her heat of the semis. "I think if she was healthy all season long, she could have ran much better than she did," said FergusonMcKenzie of her future replacement. "I did she dida good job here running in her World Championship. The future looks bright for her." Bound for Auburn University at the completion of the championships, Fergu son said she was really pleased with her appear ance, even though she didn't get to run a PR. "I tried really hard, but unfortunately, I think the competition was a little too tough out there for me,"said Ferguson, the former junior college national champion who won the goldat the 12th IAAF World Junior Championships in Bydgoszcz last year. "I can't really complain. I'm just happy that I went through this race and the championships without any injury. Now I can get ready for the relay and hopefully we can go out there and win a medal for the Bahamas." And Ferguson had a message for her idol, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie: "Just go out there and do it. I know that you can do it. Hopefully you will inspire me so that in the next two years, I will be back at the championships to win my medal." was running well enough to get into the final with ease. He came into the championships having lowered his national record to 13.38 for the third time this year in Ostrava on June 17. "I was really disappointed because I knew I had a chance to make the final," said a dejected Sands, who tumbled over as he crossed the finish line. "I just hit too many hurdles. That was the story of the race. I was right there, but I really felt I should have made the final." After hitting each of the first three hurdles in the series of 10, Sands said he knew that he was going tobe in trouble. But after he managed to stay in the race, he said he was able to regain his composure. Just as he did, Robles experienced his problems climbing over the fourth and fifth hurdles in lane seven. However, he was unable to get back into the race. He leaned over the hurdles and waited until he was helpedo ff the track. "I was really concentrating on what was going wrong with my race that I never really saw what happened until after the race," said Sands, who stayed on the track for quite a while trying to analyse what went wrong as he watched the replay. With his second appearance in the championships o ver, Sands said he will r emain in the Games Vill age until Monday, August 24, cheering on the rest of the team, especially those left as they attempt to get the first medal for the Bahamas at these Championships. After the championships, Sands said he will remain in Europe where he has a few more meets to compete in before his season is completed. "I know I'm readyto run," he said. "I just had a horrible race and that kept me out of the final. I really should have been there." FROM page 11 F ROM page 11 Debbie posts fastest qualifying time in women’ s 200m semis Sands out of men’s 110m hurdles finals BERLIN, Germany: Here's a look at the schedule for the Bahamians competing over the remainder of the IAAF's 12th World Championships in Athletics: T ODAY Women's 200 final Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, lane 4, starting at 3 pm ET. Men's 400 final Chris Brown, lane five at 3:20 pm ET. SATURDAY Women's 4 x 100 relay heats 12:10 pm ET. Men's 4 x 400 relay heats 12:55 pm ET Women's 4 x 100 relay final 2 pm ET. Women's 4 x 400 relay heats 2:15 pm ET. SUNDAY Women's 4 x 400 relay final 11:50 am ET. Men's 4 x 400 relay final. 12:15 pm ET. IAAF SCHEDULE By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net BERLIN, Germany: After only one session, it seems as if Bahamian super middleweight champion Jermaine 'Choo Choo' Mackey may have worn out his training time with WBA world champion Mikkel Kessler. Mackey, 29, arrived here on Monday and was only able to spar with Kessler on Tuesday. Both sessions on Wednesday and yesterday at the Hanns-Braun Sports Complex were called off because Kessler's handlers indicated to Mackey that the native from Denmark was not feeling well. "It was a great experience sparring with Kessler, but I just can't wait to get back in the ring with him," said Mackey as he entertained The Tribune at the Senator Hotel Berlin yesterday where he is staying. "It's been everything that I expected and even more. The level of intensity is very high and it just let me know that for a guy ranked number 24 in the world, I could be right there with the top fighters in the world. I can only learn from his training regimen, if he can come back out." Mackey, who will be defending his British Commonwealth title in October at the Kendal Isaacs Gymnasium, was invited by Kessler's camp to help him prepare for his defence of his WBA title on September 12 against Gusmyl Perdomo in Herning, Denmark. After he got the upper hand of the initial meeting, Mackey said he was disappointed when Kessler's handlers indicated to him that the last two sessions had to be called off because Kessler needed to take a break. "I'm still training and it gives me even more time to prepare myself," said Mackey, who went three rounds in his sparring with Kessler, who did three more with a Canadian who is also training at the site. "My three was way more intensity and more competition from what he got from the Canadian. They were very impressed with me and the condition that I'm in. So I'm very excited to be here and to be able to give such a good account of myself." While he waits for Kessler to get back into the ring, Mackey said he will take advantage of the opportunity to go sightseeing and if he gets a chance to view some of the action at the Olympic Stadium with the Bahamian team at the IAAF's 12th World Championships in Athletics, he will certainly welcome it. " I'm just exploring Berlin, hopping on the train and visiting as much sights as I can. I've taken a lot of pictures of some of the places I've been and I hope to do some more whenever I get a chance outside of the ring." Although he misses his wife and children, Mackey said he's already seen some souvenirs that he hope to purchase for them to take back with him when he leave here on September 5. In the meantime, he said he's been in contact with his family and his First Class Promotional team on a daily basis. Mackey's manager and trainer Ray Minus Jr. was originally scheduled to come with Mackey, but he will be arriving here on Tues day, August 25 instead. Mackey, Kessler training sessions are called off WBA world champion Mikkel Kessler with the B ahamas’ Jermaine Mackey.

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By RENALDO DORSETT S ports Reporter r dorsett@tribunemedia.net JUST days after their first tournament victory of the year, Bahamian tennis ace M ark Knowles and Indian p artner Mahesh Bhupathi continued momentum with a second round victory in the latest in the US Open Series of tournaments. After a first round bye, Knowles and Bhupathi defeated the Spanish pair of Feliciano Lopez and Fernando Verdasco in three sets, 5-7, 6-4, 12-10 yesterday at the Western and Southern Financial Group Masters in Cincinnati, Ohio. The fourth seeded pair overcame a rough start in the opening set and finished strong in come behind fashion to take an extended third set in a match that took an hour and 29 minutes to complete. Lopez and Verdasco got off to a quick start with three aces in the opening set, and won two of five break points, while Knowles and Bhupathi took just one of three. In the second set, the Spaniards took four aces and saved four of five break points but were unable to overcome an opening 3-1 deficit. The Indian-Bahamian pair took 76 per cent of first service points and converted the lone break point of the set en route to evening the match at one set apiece. As in the previous sets, the third was fairly even statistically with Knowles and Bhupathi gaining the edge in serve points won, return points won, and total points. With the win, Knowles and Bhupathi advanced to a 2714 record on the season while Lopez and Verdasco fell to 6-7. The Spanish pair took the only previous meeting between the two in the quarterfinals of the 2008 ATP Masters Series in Rome Italy, 6-7(4 They will advance to face Michael Llodra and Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, both of France in the quarterfinals. Other teams already advanced to the quarterfinals include the second ranked team of Daniel Nestor and Nenad Zimonjic and the seventh ranked team of Wesley Moodie and Dick Norman. The U.S. Open Series includes two more tournaments before the Grand Slam finale in Flushing Meadows, the Rogers Cup in Toronto (August 17-23 Pen in New Haven, Conneticut (August 23-29 B y BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net BERLIN, Germany: Minister of State for Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard said the IAAF's 12th World Championships in Athletics has been more than an eye opener for him. Maynard said what he's seen at the Olympic Stadium has gone beyond his wildest dreams. "It's actually a whole lot different from watching it on TV," said Maynard, who will meet with the Bahamian team today before he returns home on Saturday. "When I was told to come here by Mr Bannister, I really didn't know what to expect. But I've had the best tour guide in the world in Pauline Davis-Thompson, who made sure that I met everybody and was able to make all the contacts that I need to make." Maynard, accompanied by his wife, said the Bahamas count success in winning medals, but he's seen so many great performances from the athletes here that the Bahamas should be proud of the athletes. "We had so many athletes who have made the semifinal and final that at the right time, we will get our medal or medals," Maynard said. "My only concern is that we need to start focusing on more of the younger athletes so that we can continue to be competitive at this level." During his interaction with the delegates, Maynard also got into a conversion with both the IAAF and the Inter national Olympic Committee about the gold medal that was to have been awarded to Davis-Thompson from the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia after the illegal use of drugs by American Marion Jones. "We've had our discussions and we hope to have this matter resolved by the end of the year," Maynard said. "Hope fully sometime in the new year, we will hold a fitting tribute to present Pauline with the medal." Davis-Thompson, accompanied by her husband, said she is delighted to have heard the news from the IOC, but she will wait until she gets the final confirmation on the presentation by the Bahamas Government. As for introducing Maynard to the dignitaries of both the IAAF and the IOC, Davis-Thompson said it was really her honour and she looks forward to working with him in the future. Looking at the performances of the Bahamian team here, Davis-Thompson said she too is confident tat the Bahamas will eventually get a medal or two and it could come starting tonight with both Debbie FergusonMcKenzie in the women's 200 and Chris Brown in the men's 400. "I'm really excited about the rest of our potential at these championships," said Davis-Thompson, who won the Bahamas' first female medal with a silver in the women's 400 metres at Gothenburg, Sweden in 1995, the same day that Troy Kemp won the first male medal with the gold in the men's high jump. Davis-Thompson, now retired and coaching, said she's had a very hectic time here at the championships and although she will have to perform her jury duties today, she will be rooting for the Bahamas to finally get on the podium. As for Maynard, he said he would like nothing better than to witness a medal winning performance before he goes home. C M Y K C M Y K SPORTS PAGE 10, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 TRIBUNE SPORTS Maynard: IAAF championships are more than an eye opener MINISTER of State for Youth, Sports and Culture Charles Maynard and IAAF Representative Pauline DavisThompson at the Olympic Stadium. Knowles, Bhupathi advance past second round in Ohio Mark Knowles Mahesh Bhupathi

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By BRENT STUBBS Senior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribune4media.net BERLIN, Germany: After hitting too many hurdles on his way out, Shamar Sands missed a golden opportunity to advance to last night's final of the men's 110 metres hurdles at the IAAF's 12th World Championships in Athletics. Running out of lane one, Sands clipped the first three hurdles and although he man aged to gain his composure at the end, he could only muster a fourth place finish in 13.47 seconds. That was only good enough for 15th spot, leaving him out of one of the top eight. The heat was won by Great Britain's William Sharman in 13.38, followed by Jamaican Maurice Wignall after world record holder and Olympic champion Dayron Robles didn't finish, collapsing midway through the race. 24-year-old Sands, who improved on his first round exit at the 11th World's in Osaka, Japan in 2007, felt he By BRENT STUBBS S enior Sports Reporter bstubbs@tribunemedia.net BERLIN, Germany: Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie wasted no time in bursting out and holding off Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica to postt he fastest qualifying time in the women's 200 metres semif inal yesterday. Although it wasn't a seas on's best, Ferguson-McKenzie's time of 22.24 seconds was good enough to head the field going into tonight's final at 3pm ET, just before Chris 'Fireman' Brown attempt to join her on the podium with a medal in the men's 400 final at 3:30 pm ET. While Ferguson-McKenzie looks forward to the final, teenager Sheniqua 'Q' Fer guson can only look to the future after she finished sev enth in her heat on 23.40 andout of contention with a 21st placing overall. "I knew we had a lot of fast runners out there, so I reallyhad to run because getting a good lane in the final came into factor," said FergusonMcKenzie, who will draw lane four ahead of American Muna Lee in three and behind Campbell-Brown, the Olympic champion, in five and American Allyson Felix, the defending champion, in six. " I just wanted to win my heat." During her heat, American Marshevet Hooker, who beat out Ferguson-McKenzie in the first round of the preliminaries, slid onto the track and watched as the field left her flat on the blue mondo track. She never got up to complete the race. "I heard the noise behind me, but I just tried to stay f ocused on what I had to do," F erguson-McKenzie said. "I r eally didn't know what happened until after the race." The women's 200 semis was held just before another spec tacular performance from Usain Bolt of Jamaica, who lowered the men's 200 world record to 19.19 as he obliter ated the field to add to the impressive 9.58 he clocked to decrease his 100 mark. Ferguson-McKenzie, who now has the opportunity to win the Bahamas' first medal at these championships and her second overall to go with the gold she got at the 8th World's in Edmonton, Canada after she was elevated from the silver, said her goal is to win a personal best tonight. " This is by far my best season, running as consistently as I've been doing," she admitted. "But I know that in order for me to win a medal, I will have to go out and run a personal best and break the national record. "I feel I'm in that kind of shape to do it and with so many talented competitors C M Y K C M Y K FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 THETRIBUNE PAGE 11 I NSIDE ‘Choo Choo’ in Berlin Cool JettingPURCHASEANYDUNKIN’DONUTS COLDBEVERAGE*ANDENTERTO WINATRIPFORTWOEVERYWEEK FORFOURWEEKSWeek 1: Two Round-trip Flights to Fort Lauderdale & $500 Visa Debit Card Week 2: Two Round-trip Flights to Fort Lauderdale & $500 Visa Debit Card Week 3: Two Round-trip Flights to Orlando & $500 Visa Debit Card Week 4: Two Round-trip Flights to New York & $1,000 Visa Debit CardVisit www.Dunkinbahamas.com for ocial contest rules and regulations. Available at participating Dunkin’ Donuts locations, Nassau. * EXCLUDESALLBOTTLEDBEVERAGES Certain restrictions apply. ENTER To Win Round-trip Flights on Now oering daily jet service to Fort Lauderdale & Orlando from Nassau & your rst bag is free!* Nonstop ghts are also available from Nassau to New York & Boston.* Baggage weight and size limits apply. TRIBUNE COVERAGEOFTHE IAAF WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS BERLIN 2009 BROUGHTTOYOUBY Debbie posts fastest qualifying time in women’s 200m semis JAMAICA'S Veronica Campbell-Brown, right, and Bahamas' Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie compete i n a Women's 200m semi-final at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2009. M i c h a e l S o h n / A P P h o t o Sands out of men’s 110m hurdles finals SHAMAR Sands walks through the tunnel at the Olympic Stadium after failing to make the final of the men's 110 metres hurdles. SEE page nine S EE page nine

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By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor THEChamber of Commerce’s president yesterday said the Bahamas’ unemployment rate was unlikely to hit the 20 per cent mark because the economy was “probably at the bottom” right now, as he warned employees still working to treat their jobs “as a luxury, not a right or entitlement”. Responding to data released by the Department of Statistics, which showed the official unemployment rate for New Providence had increased from 12.1 per cent in February 2009 to 14 per cent in the three months to May, Khaalis Rolle said the situation was both a product of the global recession and poor planning by many Bahamian companies. “At this point, I don’t see it,” said Mr Rolle, when asked by Tribune Business whether this nation’s unemployment rate was likely to hit 20 per cent, something that would mean one in every five Bahamians seeking work was jobless. “We are probably at the bottom. Most of the indicators are suggesting things will turn around relatively soon,but there might still be a slight dip before we see an upward trend and recovery.” The Department of Statis tics yesterday said that the number of unemployed Bahamian workers had increased by 9,540 year-overyear, standing at a total 26,215 compared to 16,675 in 2008. The national unemployment rate was pegged at 14.2 per cent as at May 2009, the highest it has been since the last major recession in the early 1990s. And if New Prov idence is bad, Grand Bahama not surprisingly is worse, the unemployment rate there having risen from 9 per cent in 2008 to 14.6 per cent in February 2009, and then to 17.4 per cent in May. “If we hit the 20 per cent barrier, that’s a significant amount of the working population,” Mr Rolle told Tribune Business, expressing fears that prolonged andi ncreasing unemployment w ould exacerbate the many social problems the Bahamas is facing and, in particular, provoke a further rise in crime. “If you think we have social issues now, this will be a law less country,” Mr Rolle told T ribune Business. “People w ill be forced to do whatever they can to make money. “If you want to take a sign C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 THETRIBUNE $4. 68 $4. 51 $4. 69The information contained is from a third party and The Tribune can not be held responsible for errors and/or omission from the daily report.$ $3.96 $3.87 $4.05 20% jobless rate ‘unlikely’, says Chamber chief SEE page seven * Feels economy ‘probably at the bottom’, as household incomes suffer 13.6% decline * But says unemployment also ‘symptomatic of poor planning internally’ by many Bahamian firms * Says Bahamians with ‘premium employment’ history and Masters Degrees interviewing for National Training Programme By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor THE Government was yesterday preparing to notify Isle of Capri and all potential candidates tor eplace it as Grand Bahama’s sole casino operator of the winning bidder’s identity, the minister of tourism and aviation telling Tribune Busi ness that October 31, 2009, w as “the drop dead date” t o have the new company in place. Vincent VanderpoolWallace said operations at the Our Lucaya resort’s casino were likely to be handed over to a new operator within the next 60 days, provided everything went well, with the Government looking to achieve “a greater degree of integration” between casino and hotel operator. “We are readying to send a notice today to Isle of Capri and those persons that have been on the casino with the identity of the winning bidder,” Mr Vanderpool-Wallace told Tri bune Business. He declined, though, to identify the winner, explaining that it was not a ‘done deal’ yet. Completion depended on the candidate successfully completing the casino licensing process, providing all required information and satisfying the Gaming Board, and the minister said there could still be hold-ups to the process. Still, Mr VanderpoolWallace added: “We are likely to find ourselves, in the next 60 days, handing over to a new casino operator provided they meet the requirements of licensing and the Gaming Board.” Finding a replacement for Isle of Capri will potentially safeguard some 234 jobs at the casino, with Government chooses new casino firm * October 31 ‘drop dead date’ for Isle of Capri replacement, with handover likely tot ake place in next 60 d ays * Winner chosen from four -strong shortlist * Government seeking greater degree of integration’ between Our Lucaya’ s hotel a nd casino operators VINCENT VANDERPOOL-WALLACE SEE page six By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor T he Government was yesterday talking to multiple airlines in a bid to reduce air fares and increase airlift to Exuma, in a bid t o support Sandals’ acquisition of the Emerald Bay Resort, with the Jamaican-headquartered resort chain planning to reopen the property on January 22, 2010. Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, minister of tourism and aviation, told Tribune Business that Sandals was “looking at a Government moves on airlift to support Sandals purchase * Resort chain to re-open Emerald Bay on January 22 next year, following upgrades * Exumians optimistic about economic revival, but concern on all-inclusive concept Share price ‘does not show FOCOL underlying value’n By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor FREEPORT Oil Holdings (FOCOL yesterday told Tribune Busi-n ess that its Board of Directors believed the current share price “does not reflect the underlying value of the company”, forcing it to embark on a$10 million share repurchase programme to boost liquidity and “create short-term value” for investors. Franklyn Wilson, a FOCOL director and chairman of Sunshine Holdings/Arawak Homes, said the stock buy-back programme, which was launched on Monday and will last for 10 years, would protect the BISX-listed company’s share price from investors prepared to sell-out at especially low prices to meet their needs for cash in this economic recession. “We believe it’s in the interests of all stockholders,” Mr Wilson said of the share repurchase plan. “The market, in our v iew, does not reflect the underlying value of the company, and we believe it’s in the interests of the stockholders to protect their n By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor T HE Sandals resort chain is the buyer who has the Emerald Bay resort “under contract” and is hoping to close the purchase within 45 days, Tribune Businesscan reveal, the minister of tourism y esterday confirming the Government’s priority was to get Exuma’s ‘anchor property’ open and operational “as quickly as possible”. Although declining to confirm that Sandals was the purchaser who had inked an agreement with Emerald Bay’s receivers, Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace told this newspaper that there was “a very strong interest” in the property, implying that a recognised hotel owner/developer or resort chain had come through as a potential buyer. Multiple sources, though, confirmed to Tribune Business that Sandals, the Jamaica-headquartered chain owned by Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and his family, was indeed the prospective purchaser of Emerald Bay. Tribune Business had revealed the company’s “strong interest” in acquiring the property, and that it was in talks with the PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC r eceivers, last week. And this newspaper’s contacts again confirmed that senior Sandals executives were spotted in Exuma yesterday. ASandals spokeswoman yesterday s aid the resort chain was unable to com ment on developments surrounding Emerald Bay. However, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said: “We’re in a good position of havinga very strong interest in the property.” He added that the Government’s priority was to facilitate the completion of the resort’s purchase, then get Emerald Bay back open and operational as rapid ly as possible, so as to rescue Exuma’s economy. The island’s economy was plunged into atailspin when the PWC receivers and Emerald Bay’s main creditor, the Japanese insurer, Mitsui, decided to close the resort in order to eliminate losses running at around $5 million annually. The put some 500 Bahamian employees, the lifeblood for many other Exumabased businesses, out of work. While many have remained on the island in the hope that a purchase and re-opening of Emerald Bay could be accomplished q uickly, they are likely to soon lose hope and move to other islands in search of work if no deal is forthcoming soon. “We want to get that property open and operational as quickly as possible,” M r Vanderpool-Wallace said. “It is very important for us to get this going as quickly as possible.” This urgency was borne out by comments from the main PwC receiver forE merald Bay, Russell Downs, who indicated to Tribune Business yesterday that the Government was fully on board with the buyer, and was prepared to rapidly move through the approvals process to s ecure a deal. That, in turn, indicates that the purchaser must be someone who the Government knows and trusts, with a proven track record in resort development and o wnership in the Bahamas another clue that it is Sandals. The resort chain, apart from the RoyABACO Markets last night confirmed its new premium f ood market format had been selected as the 30,000 square foot anchor tenant for New Providence Development Company’s proposed 20-acre, multi-million dollar new town centre for western New Providence. Shareholders in the BISXlisted retail group were toldt he news at last night’s annual general meeting (AGM as securing Solomon’s Fresh Food Market as the anchor tenant for its mixed-use townc entredevelopment has paved the way for New Providence Development Company to move the project from the three-year planning stage t ofull development. The new Abaco Markets’ store is expected to open in spring 2011. Rhys Duggan, New Providence Development Company’s chief executive, had told Tribune Business last year of the company’s plans to create a new town centre for the western end of the island, effectively moving the existing Lyford Cay Shopping Centre -which it owns to a more central location closer to the Charlotteville and Old Fort Bay developments. The mixed-use town centre, featuring both retail and commercial tenants, will bes ome 60,000 square feet in size. Solomon’s Fresh Food Market, meanwhile, will be targeted at the premium,h igh-end of the food market, no doubt aiming to capture the wealthy, higher spending consumers living in communities such as Lyford Cay, Old F ort Bay, Charlotteville and the Albany and Lyford Hills projects. Mr Duggan said in statement: “This represents ther ealisation of a key component of our regional development plan for the western end of the island – one which is inclusive of key conveniences, social and activity centres, C M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net WEDNESDAY, JULY 22, 2009 THETRIBUNE $4.21 $3.90 $4.10 Sandals is Emerald Bay purchaser3 0,000 square ft Abaco Markets format anchors new town centreB ISX-listed retail group’s n ew high-end premium format to form centrepiece atthe New Providence D evelopment Company’s 60,000 square foot, 20-acre project for western end of islandSEEpage5B Minister says ‘in good position of having very strong interest’ in the r esort, with government seeking its re-opening ‘as quickly as possible’ V-WallaceSEEpage2Bn By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net and NEIL HARTNELL Business Editor A BAHAMAS-based fund administrator has laid-off some 15 staff over several months in a downsizing designed to lead to the closure of its operations by September 2009, Tribune Busi ness can reveal, with that and other recent redundancies amounting to almost 40 job losses in the international financial services sector. Butterfield Fulcrum Group (BFG ling Centre-based fund administrator, was said to have made 15 redundancies over the span of several months, in preparation for the closure of its Bahamian office and the transfer of its busi n ess book to BFG’s offices in B ermuda and the Cayman Islands. A nd, in addition to the 24 Ansbacher (Bahamas terminated by A. F. Holdings on Friday, Tribune Business has also learnt that CIBC T rust Company (Bahamas released five employees a clear indication that the glob-Funds business lays-off 15 as it readies to close* Butterfield Fulcrum preparing to close Bahamas office by September 2009 and s witch business to Cayman or Bermuda * Recession and financial crunch h itting Bahamian sector, as CIBC Trust declines to comment on lay-offsSEEpage5B SEEpage4BDirector and largest shareholder says 10year, $10m stock buy back initiative best way to ‘create short-term value’ for investors and guard against desperate sellersn By NEIL HARTNELL Business EditorRoyalFidelity Merchant Bank & Trust was only able to place 60 per cent of its second indexlinked international investment sub-fund, raising $3 million instead of the targeted $5 million, although its president yesterday said this represented a “huge amount” given the skittishness of Bahamian investors towards international markets. Michael Anderson confirmed that the TIGRS Series 2 sub-fund had raised $3 million during its offering, which closed on June 22, 2009, and told Tribune Business: “It’sn ot a bad result, but it’s not what we hoped for.” He added: “We went out for up to $5 million, and we raised $3 million. We were a lways a little unsure as to what the appeal was in the market. We’ve had this general lack of interest by investors in international markets, so trying to get $3 million raised for international investing is a h uge amount relative to what people have been doing.” And Mr Anderson said: For us, to be honest, whether we got $5 million or $2 million did not make much difference. It was difficult for us toRoyalFidelity fund gets 60% of targetSEEpage3B* Merchant bank’s second index-linked international i nvestment sub-fund raises $3m of $5m goal * But president says ‘neither success nor failure’, due to uncertainty over investor appetite * Amount allocated for principal protection rises to 80 per cent from 75 per cent n By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business EditorTh e Sandals resort chain is eyeing the purchase of Exuma’s c losed Emerald Bay resort, Tribune Business can reveal, and is among the remaining b idders in negotiations with the properties PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC T he Jamaica-headquartered chain, owned by Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart and his family, a lready has a strong presence in the B ahamas through its Royal Bahamian r esort on Cable Beach, and was said by informed sources yesterday to be “very i nterested” in acquiring Emerald Bay prov ided the price was right. O ne hotel industry source, speaking to T ribune Business on condition of anonymity, said yesterday: “I’m aware that they’re [ Sandals] very interested in it [Emerald B ay], but it will all come down to price and f inancing.” The source said senior Sandals execut ives had already met with Prime Minister H ubert Ingraham over the Emerald Bay issue. O ther contacts have told Tribune Business that the Prime Minister and his gove rnment have been actively encouraging e xisting owners/developers of Bahamasbased resorts to assess the feasibility of a cquiring Emerald Bay, believing that their t rack record and knowledge of this nation w ould leave them best-placed to solve the so-called Exuma anchor property’s probl ems. S andals and Mr Stewart already have r esort interests in the Exumas via their boutique Royal Plantation chain, which will h ave a 21-villa property on 50-acre Fowl C ay by end-2009. A nother source told Tribune Business that Sandals executives had been “seen d own there several times” carrying out due diligence on the Emerald Bay property. That would probably be the best bet,” he added of the prospects for a Sandals p urchase. “They know the lay of the land a nd promise to be a good corporate citizen.” A nd another source with knowledge of S andals’ interest told Tribune Business: Sandals is a known entity, and comes with pre-packaged marketing. They have the S andals brand identity, the extremely effic ient reservations system, 1,000 things going f or them and are not tight for money.” T he source added, though, that it was important for any buyer to conclude a purc hase agreement with PwC and Emerald B ay’s main creditor, the London office of n By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor O NE potential replacement f or Grand Bahama’s sole c asino operator stands head a nd shoulders” above the more t han 10 other p roposals r eceived, the minister of t ourism and aviation said yest erday, with the Cabinet and o ther relevant government a gencies set to determine the issue next week. V incent Vanderpool-Wallace t old Tribune Business he and n By CHESTER ROBARDS B usiness Reporter c robards@tribunemedia.net A FOUNDER of the B ahamas Institute of Chartered A ccountants (BICA told newly-elected council m embers yesterday that the i nstitution has lost the influence i t once held within the industry, while another said it was t ime to get "back on the road”. R onald Atkinson, speaking a t the induction ceremony for those new council members, a dmonished BICA for not movi ng towards aligning itself with similar entities in the US, and warned members that the win-d ow of opportunity to do so was q uickly closing. He said accounting firms can no longer be all things to allp eople, and suggested that a ccountants exchange the pedantry for specialisation. This comes as BICA moves t o adopt a regional practice m onitoring and peer review programme being spearheaded b y the International Institute of C hartered Accountants of the C aribbean. Incoming BICA president R eece Chipman, in his address t o the new council members, acknowledged the challenges facing BICA with respect to thea ccounting industry, given the v olatility of the economy. "We are expected to channel a course through internationala greements, as well as a course t hrough G20 and OECD frameworks of 'best practices' and 'level playing field'," he said. " With this in mind we must m aintain public confidence in professional accountants and auditors, and the services theyp rovide for the public. We should recognise and prioritise the public interest t hrough a wide range of profess ional services, including many t hat are externally regulated." Mr Chipman said the Associa tion of Chartered Certified A ccountants (ACCA rently working on an ‘International Competency Framework’t o address the competencies r equired by firms to prepare financial information. "As a result of this, BICA e ncourages all professional a ccountants (public and private practices) to become members of BICA, and to remain in goods tanding," he said. A ccording to Mr Chipman, one of the most important focuses for BICA will be publics ector accounting and the introd uction of accrual basis accouting. With governments bailing o ut, packaging assistance and p rivatisation, these initiatives will undoubtedly find itself on t he country’s balance sheet,” M r Chipman said. “Accordingly, proper use of accrual basis accounting in thep ublic sector becomes critically i mportant. This initiative of government’s adoption of accrual basis accounting versus cashb asis accounting is supported b y IFAC and the World Bank in light of the economic crisis, and the IMF’s mandate forg reater transparency and a ccountability.” n By NEIL HARTNELL T ribune Business Editor P RICE controls must be i ncluded in the licences issued to the Bahamas Telecommunications Company (BTCC able Bahamas, a rival telec oms operator has warned, in order to prevent “significant distortion of the market” and irreparable damage” being c aused to competitors. Paul Hutton-Ashkenny, president of Systems ResourceG roup (SRG I ndiGo Networks, BTC’s only legal competitor in landline v oice services, said that in the a bsence of price controls that were inbuilt into their licence, operators with significant mar-k et power (SMP m ajor damage through practices such as predatory pricing before regulators were able to act. R esponding to the communications licensing reform paper, published by the Government-a ppointed BTC privatisation c ommittee, Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said SRG was concerned that the draft licences did noti mpose price control or service b undling obligations on communications operators with SMP. BTC has been defined as an o perator with SMP in both the provision of fixed landline and cellular voice telephony services, while Cable Bahamas hasS MP in cable television services. Mr Hutton-Ashkenny said that while the new communications sector regulator, URCA,w ould be empowered by the new legislation to assess abuse of a dominant position by thel ikes of Cable Bahamas and B TC, the time taken to act and impose a decision “can lead to irreparable damage to othero perators and lead to signific ant distortion of the market”. Recalling SRG’s experience as the new entrant to the fixed-l ine voice market, Mr HuttonAshkenny, in a thinly-veiled refC M Y K C M Y K SECTIONB business@tribunemedia.net WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 2009 T HETRIBUNE $4.21 $ 4.30 $4.25 Operator urges price controls for dominant telecom firms* SRG fears ‘significant distortion of the market’ and ‘irreparable damage’ caused if BTC, Cable Bahamas licences do n ot have controlling m echanisms to prevent p redatory pricing S EEpage2Bn By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor T HE Bahamas Telecommun ications Company (BTC expects to complete the more t han $50 million implementat ion of its IP next generation n etwork infrastructure over “the next 18 months”, Tribune B usiness was told yesterday, w ith the first phase of its new $ 14-$15 million billing system scheduled for an endA ugust/September finish. M arlon Johnson, BTC’s vicepresident of sales and marketing, said the company’s Inter-n et Protocol (IP t ion network would “increase operating efficiencies” at the state-owned carrier, just as theG overnment formally comm ences the process to privatise i t by selling a 51 per cent stake to a strategic partner. “This is our new generation n etwork that will transition us f rom the digital infrastructure we have now to what is a state-B TC’s $50m core network i n place in months’Accounting body urged: ‘Get back on the road’Fears BICA has lost influence it once had in the profession* Targets end-August/ September deadline f or $14-$15m billing system implementation * New IP system to ‘enhance operating efficiencies’ * No more major projects due to privatisationSEEpage3B SEEpage4B SEEpage4B Casino bidder ‘head and shoulder above rivals* Government ‘very, very e xcited’ about one potential r eplacement for Isle of Capri * Minister ‘fairly confident’ n ew operator found before C apri’s agreement expires in August, based on interest t hat resulted in more t han 10 proposals * Government due to discuss i ssue next week, with key l ying in ‘quality of solution’ and new operator’s b rand/marketing reach V-Wallace Sandals eyes deal for Emerald Bay Rival bidding group includes PI resort owner RIU HOW Tribune Business revealed the Sandals purchase of Emerald Bay SEE page four $100k outlay targets new ad concept By CHESTER ROBARDS Business Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net A Bahamian company is i nvesting $100,000 in a new marketing medium that could be just three-four months away from launching in New Providence, its president told Tri-b une Business yesterday. Damalus Curry, of Bahamas O utdoor Media, said his com pany was awaiting the Town P lanning Committee’s approval f or locations identified for scrolling billboards, an old concept but new to the Bahamas. M r Curry said he had surveyed areas such as John F. Kennedy Drive, Carmichael Road and Prince Charles Drive, and had received permission top ut up billboards on several private properties. The area onw hich the billboard sits will be rented to Bahamas Outdoor M edia by the property owners. * Bahamian firm allies with Clear Channel for s crolling billboard ad initiative * Hoping to launch in three to four months, once T own Planning approval for identified sites received SEE page five By NEIL HARTNELL Tribune Business Editor A BAHAMIANcompany seeking to launch a ‘multiple play’ bundle of communications services via the Internet is planning an expanded $16 million relaunch to investors next month, Tribune Business can reveal, with the sector’s new regulatory regime and impending October expiry of Cable Bahamas’ cable TV monopoly enabling it to expand its proposed services. IP Solutions International (IPSI has been seeking to raise a multimillion dollar sum from Bahamian and international investors, via private placement, for some eight to nine months. While the proposal and sum sought, ranging from $6 million to $14 million, have been revised several times since the company was pitched as an investment opportunity preChristmas 2008, the delay may have actually benefited IP Solutions International (IPSI because the recent communications sector regulatory reform has not only created a more certain environment but expanded the possible range of services it can offer. Edison Sumner, IP Solutions International’s president and chief executive, declined to comment on any proposed re-launch when contacted by Tribune Business. That is understood to be scheduled for mid-September. However, he did tell this newspaper: “We’re hoping to present ourselves to the public some time in the fourth quarter this year.” And Mr Sumner added: “We’ve been working feverishly to make this company ready for this market, putting in the corporate infras tructure to move this company f orward. We are very comfortable where we are right now, and with where we are going in the short to medium-term. We have made some tremendous progress in the last couple of months, and we are confident that once introduced to the Bahamian public we will make some tremendous inroads in a very short space of time.” Tribune Business understands that IP Soluriple Play’ provider eyes $16m ‘relaunch’ S EE page five EDISON SUMNER

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T HEnewly-established Utilities Regulation and Competition Authority (URCA ing at New Bight Primary School to educate CatI slanders about the new regulatory regime for electronic communications in the Bahamas. Michael Symonette, URCA’s chief executive, explained that the new regu-l atory regime for electronic communications was built on t hree pillars, which include the Communications Act 2009, the Utilities Regulationa nd Competition Authority Act 2009 and the Utilities A ppeal Tribunal Act 2009. He said that as of August 1 , 2009, URCA, had replaced the Public Utilities Commission and the Television Regulatory Authority as the primary governing body for electronic commu-n ications and, eventually, will regulate all other utilities. “The regime was created to bring certainty into the sector and to ensure that investors who would be interested in investing in thes ector have a level of confidence that the regulatory r egime would be protective of their investment. “The regime is also establ ished to ensure that competition becomes a part of the w ay of life,” Mr Symonette said. H e added that competition in fixed voice telephony will open up at the time of the sale of the 51 per cent majority share in BTC, with competition in cellular telephonys lated to come on stream two years after the privatisation of BTC. Under URCA, Mr Symonette said there will be an emphasis on proportional and balanced regulation,w here market forces are relied upon to ensure that t he sector is operating properly. “In other words, market f orces will be relied on to ensure that the quality of serv ices to the users are improved, that prices arer educed and that access to high quality services are also i ntroduced. Where it’s not possible in a reasonable time for market forces to ensuret hat these things would take place then the regulatory body would introduce regulations that would allow for proper regulation of the sec-t or,” Mr Symonette said. Focusing on some of URCA’s priorities going for-w ard Usman Saadat, URCA’s director of policy a nd regulation, provided details of URCA’s licensing regime and BTC’s and Cable B ahamas’ obligations as operators with Significant Market Power (SMPU niversal Service Providers for telecommunications and Pay TV respectively. Mr Saadat presented an overview of the Communi-c ations Act 2009 as it relates to the designation of universal service providers andt heir obligations. BTC is obligated to extend a ccess to basic telephony ser vices, and pay phone apparatus to populated areas oft en or more households. Similarly, Cable Bahamas must provide basic TV services to all populated areas and must carry six channels,i ncluding ZNS, the Parliamentary Channel, a religious channel and three other channels. Both BTC and Cable Bahamas have obliga t ions to provide internet ser vices to populated areas and free internet to specified i nstitutions. During the meeting Cat I slanders shared their concerns and desire for more reliable and expanded communications services, particularly in telecommunications, the availability of widerc hoice of content, and greater coverage of broadband Internet services, which are limited to a few areas on Cat Island. Mr Saadat explained that URCA has an obligation tof urther consumer interests and protect consumer rights. I n this regard, Mr Saadat encouraged consumers to first express their concernsa nd complaints to their service providers and then, if t hey are not satisfactorily resolved, to seek assistancef rom URCA. “The more we hear from y ou the more and better informed we become, and the better decisions we area ble to make as a regulator on your behalf in order to ensure that we can police BTC and Cable Bahamas as the two operators who havem arket power and also have obligations as universal service providers,” Mr Saadats aid. The process of regulatory r eform of electronic communications began in March 2008 with the Government’s a ppointment of a committee to make recommendations in preparation for the pri v atisation of BTC and full liberalisation of the sector. According to Wendy War ren, member of the committee for the privatisation ofB TC, a preliminary review found that the old regulatory regime lacked credibility, wash ampered by disputes and did not accommodate the t rend towards convergence of technologies. As a result, she said the x ommittee decided it was necessary to undertake a wholesale replacement of the framework before the Gov ernment proceeded with its g oals for the privatisation of BTC and full liberalization of the sector. She assured Cat Islanders that significant progress hasb een made with respect to reforming electronic communications and advancing t he way the business is regulated and facilitated. 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By CHESTER ROBARDS B usiness Reporter crobards@tribunemedia.net THE business community should begin to play a piv-o tal roll in the development of secondary education, the Bahamas Chamber of Commerce’s president ysaid esterday, sparking a heatedd ebate between himself and the Rotary Club members he was addressing. Khaalis Rolle suggested t hat businesses should pick up the slack where the Gove rnment has fallen behind in education in this country. With the average grade a mong Bahamian school leavers declining every year, Mr Rolle argued that B ahamian businesses must pump more resources, espec ially financing, into the government school system, which seemed to be per-f orming worse than the private system. M r Rolle argued that an enormous part of the failing educational system was thel ack of socialisation among high school-aged children. H e lamented that many teachers spend more classroom time trying to teach social development and proper social etiquette than teaching their respectives ubjects. Recently-retired businessman and past president of the Rotary Club of West Nassau, Bismark Coakley,s aid the idea of socialisation was completely out of the window with the generation of students in schools at the moment. He asserted that government and society shoulda ccept that the generation is lost, and work to improve t hose coming behind it. Mr Rolle said the Government’s decision to doa way with the guaranteed student loan programme was a mistake, but addedt hat the investment now needs to be focused at the l evel where children experience the highest degree of social influence. H e said this was where the private sector should focus its investment, though he agreed that the Governmentw as responsible for the yearover-year failure of the educational system in the Bahamas. “The Government is fully r esponsible. That’s why we elect them ,and that’s why we pay them and that’s why we give them these comfortable cars,” said Mr Rolle. “I believe that the only w ay this problem can be resolved is if all the stakeh olders play a meaningful role in it.” Senior Partner at Deloitte a nd Touche (Bahamas Raymond Winder, said the Government made a mis-t ake implementing the guaranteed loan programme f rom the beginning. He argued that an investment in the expansion of the Col-l ege of the Bahamas would have yielded a far better return in terms of human capital than paying out thou-s ands in loans that are mostly now in arrears. “There is no evidence in this country that the Government needed to assist the middle class (with college tuition),” he said. “I have kids in my office t oday with zero debt who pass the CPA exam much faster (than those from schools outside of the Bahamas).” C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 3B btrt tfr f r!%* '!$()))!*&*# tffn""bnff !$ %#&!*&*# !%** KHAALIS ROLLE Businesses are urged to pick up education slack Share your news The Tribune wants to hear from people who arem aking news in their neighbourhoods. Perhaps you ar e raising funds for a good cause, campaigning for improvements in the ar ea or have won an awar d. If so, call us on 322-1986 and share your story.

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number of options” for its newly-acquired third Bahamian r esort property. He added: “Already we are talking, within the last hour, with new airline operators to go there a nd provide support for the proj ect. “One of the difficulties in going to the Family Islands is the high cost of air fares, and the l ow availability of airlift. That cannot continue into the future.” Mr Vanderpool-Wallace has been a leading advocate when i t comes to reducing airlift costs and enhancing accessibility to t he Bahamas, viewing this as the cost of accessing this nation’s tourism product. The fewer barriers to access and entry, in terms o f cost and transportation, the easier it will be for tourists to come to the Bahamas, so the theory goes. The minister yesterday l ikened airlift to this nation’s tourism infrastructure, playing the same role as bridges and roads. “We have to make sure t hat infrastructure is in place,” Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said, “like with the roads and bridges. We have to make sure we do that with the airways.” T ribune Business exclusively revealed that Sandals was Emerald Bay’s purchaser on July 13, and again later in the month. Y esterday, a Sandals spokeswoman confirmed to this newspaper that the chain’s plans for Emerald Bay called for a “luxury, all-inclusive” developmentc onsistent with its other Caribbean properties. While it was too early for Sandals to place a number on its full s taffing levels once Emerald Bay became operational, the spokeswoman said the chain would seek to hire “ as many as possible” of the 400-500 staff releasedi n June 2009 when the former Four Seasons property was closed by the then-receivers. However, she declined to c omment on the level of investment Sandals would be making to return Emerald Bay, its 14th resort, to standard, previous estimates having pegged this at between $50-$100 million. T he 500-acre resort, Sandals said in a statement, will ber enamed Sandals Emerald Bay, and include the chain’s first ever 1 33-slip marina, able to accommodate yachts up to 300 feet in length. The upgrades that will take place between now and the re-opening will feature a newp ool complex and extra dining establishments. G ordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, Sandals’ founder and chairman, said t he resort would include 190 luxury accommodations with styles ranging from beachfront villas to bay house settings all on the oceanfront, and all serviced by trained butlers. Mr Stewart said: “This is a r emarkable moment in the history of Sandals Resorts. We area cquiring one of the most spectacular pieces of real estate in t he Caribbean, which was oper ated by one of the world’s most highly regarded hotel companies. “This is a reflection of all that S andals Resorts has accomplished and a tremendous oppor t unity to further demonstrate our commitment to providing t he very best vacation in the Caribbean. “We look forward to bringing our Luxury Included experience to this special property, which has been kept to impeccable standards.” W hile welcoming Sandals acquisition of Exuma’s ‘anchor r esort property’, islanders and native Exumians also expressed some concerns that Sandals’ allinclusive format might limit the benefits for Bahamian businesses and entrepreneurs as guests would largely stay on-property. Chester Cooper, British American Financial’s president and chief executive, said that while he supported the purchase he was “hopeful” it would not be an all-inclusive. “I have a personal bias against them,” explained the Exuma native. “I believe a non-all inclusive brand will do a better job of promoting entrepreneurship in the community, and help busi nesses outside the hotel to thrive. That’s the general objective.” However, Mr Cooper described as “absolutely good news” the arrival of a high-end, established operator such as Sandals in Exuma, as it heralded the possibility of an economic revival following the previous lay-offs of 400-500 Emerald Bay staff. The amenities Sandals is proposing include a fullyequipped tennis center featuring six Har-tru courts lit for night play with professional stadium seating fit for competition; a fullservice Red Lane Spa with 22 indoor treatment areas and six exotic outdoor sanctuaries; six gourmet restaurants, including four new concepts introduced by Sandals Resorts, a fine-dining seafood restaurant, an authen tic Italian brick-oven pizzeria, a French-style caf and a traditional British pub complete with a pool and snooker room. Emerald Bay will also feature three pools, including a brand new freshwater pool. This pool will have a Jacuzzi, swim-up pool bar and fire-pit seating area in the center. The resort will cater to business and meetings customers, offering 13,000 square feet of flexible indoor and outdoor meeting space. This will include three large ballrooms with separate event entrance that can be converted into smaller rooms, all with access to a dedicated conference facility kitchen and two meet ings rooms. * While there was good news on the Emerald Bay front, some 200-300 staff at RIU Paradise Island face three months without work as the resort closes for major renovations, it was revealed last night. 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C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 5B Great Guana Cay, Abaco The Bahamas EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY You are invited to apply for the following position currently available. DesignManager Key Responsibilities Sit on design review committee that ensures design guidelines a nd adherence to project. Assist architect of record with securing necessary building permits. Respond to ASI/RFI questions during building process. List requests and change orders including pricing etc. from owners. Provide field reports and punch lists, a nd ensuring the contractors compliance with the plans and technical specifications. Coordinate the design of new facilities. Qualifications Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Architecture from an accredited university Minimum of 10 years of progressive expe rience in architecture and interior design and construction administration of commercial and residential structures. The s uccessful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic organization and must be a self starter, team player, work at the highest standards of performance, and meet deadlines. If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume to the attention of the Director of HR & Training , hr@bakersbyclub. com o r by fax at 242 367 0 613. “Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!” Great Guana Cay, Abaco The Bahamas EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY You are invited to apply for the following position currently available. Executive Chef Key Responsibilities Ability to skillfully prepare international cuisine Plan, desi gn and cost menus for a variety of outlets Recruit, manage, and train culinary team. Manage the culinary budget and food cost. Maintain an effective inventory and supplies vendor list of local and international suppliers. Qualifications Bachelor’s degree i n Culinary Arts or related subject; professional certifications Minimum ten (10 star club, resort or restaurant with at least three (3 shore experience. Previous experience with a start up property a plus. Must be innovative, demonstrate strong leadership and culinary skills, must be able to train others and execute ideas and standards. The s uccessful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic organization and must be a self starter, team player, work at the highest standards of performance, and meet deadlines. If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume to the attention of the Director of HR & Training , hr@bakersbayclub.com o r by fax at 242 367 0 613 . “Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!” G reat Guana Cay, Abaco The Bahamas EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Y ou are invited to apply for the f ollowing position c urrently available. G eneral Superintendent, Vertical Construction Key Responsibilities include: Supervise subcontractor s on site for scheduling, quality, and safety. Quantity survey as required . A ssist with project close out documentation including monitoring of punch list corrections, collecting warranty information, and samples. S upervise and monitor staff and staffing l e vels. Call for inspections and follow up that inspections were performed and a pproved. Hold and attend subcontractor meetings and safety meetings. H old and attend preconstruction meetings with subcontractors for conduct and contract compliance. Qualificat ions Minimum of 2 0 years in construction administration of high end residential and commercial facilities . Excellent computer skills in particular Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project, Timberline Project Management and Primavera. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Well organized, self motivated, and able to meet demanding deadlines and handle multiple tasks and projects. M ust be able to accurately read plans a nd work well with all construction and architectural personnel, engineers and owners. If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume to the attention of the Director of HR & Training , hr@bakersbyclub.com o r by fax at 242 367 0 613. “Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!” Great Guana Cay, Abaco The Bahamas EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY You are invited to apply for the following position currently available. Golf Clubhouse Manager Key Responsibilities Start up new golf clubhouse, including all systems and elements for new golf program Oversee all Atlantic Clubhouse staff and daily operations of golf, retail, and food & beverage Financial accountability for creating forecasts, budgets, as well as compliance Direct and oversee all aspects of member services for the golf club, including the sequence of service and amenity programs Develop and implement service standards for golf operations and associated Member Services and ensure consistent high levels of all service standards Conduct quarterly training an d departmental reviews Qualifications Minimum of Associate degree in Golf Course Management, Business Administration; Bachelor’s degree a plus. Minimum of 5 years in Golf Course Management Previous experience in a hotel or private club preferred. Experie nce in opening a golf course clubhouse a plus The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic organization and must be a self starter, team player, work at the highest standards of performance, and meet deadlines. If y ou are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume to the attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbyclub.com or by fax at 242 367 0613. “Becoming the Employer of Choice in Th e Bahamas!” Great Guana Cay, Abaco T he Bahamas EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY You are invited to apply for the following position currently available. Assistant Golf Course Superintendent Key Re quirements include: Must have previous experience on gol f course crew . K nowledge of Toro site pro Irrigation system . B e able to follow basic and detailed instructions under the Superintendent. Experience with fertilizer and chemical applications. Knowledge of warm season grasses a plus. Qualifications Minimum o f 2 3 years experience in golf course maintenance . Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in Turf Management or related field. Excellent written and oral communication skills. The s uccessful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic o rganization and must be a self starter, team player, have a positive attitude, work at the highest standards of performance, and meet deadlines. Persons without relevant experience will not be considered. If you are progressive and prepared to advance yo ur career, submit your resume to the attention of the Director of HR & Training , hr@bakersbyclub.com o r by fax at 242 367 0 613. “Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!” G reat Guana Cay, Abaco The Bahamas EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY Y ou are invited to apply for the f ollowing position c urrently available. A ssistant Marketing Manager K ey R equirements A demonstrated track record of sales to high net wort h clients Extensive experience maintaining strong long term customer relationships with significant add on/repeat business A strong existing network with high net worth clients in the U.S.A. , Europe and The Bahamas A bility to d e velop and implement marketi n g campaigns to high net worth clients Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in Sales, Marketing or related subject; professional certifications M inimum five (5 p romotions Must be proficient in C 2 C software, ACT, Power Point, Microsoft Word, Excel and Asset Manager M ust be innovative, demonstrate strong leadership and customer relations skills Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills The s uccessful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic organization and must be a self starter, team player, work at the highest standards of performance, and meet deadlines. If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume to the attention of the Director o f HR & Training , hr@bakersbayclub.com o r by fax at 242 367 0 613 . The 10 foot by 10 foot scrolling billboards will b e able to hold up to 16 ads at a time, and at $2,500 per ad, per month and per location, Mr Curry said this newly -ntroduced media will be less expensive than most other types of advertising. What makes outdoor advertising even more attractive to businesses is the fact that it does not cost as much as other advertising, such as television commercials,” he said. It is also considered more cost effective compared to other types of advertising, such as radio commercials and print advertisements.” Bahamas Outdoor Media has aligned itself w ith one of the largest advertising firms in the US, Clear Channel Communications, as an advertising outlet in the Bahamas for US businesses. T hough Clear Channel has a huge arsenal of billboards across the US, Mr Curry has turned to a European company for production of Bahamas Outdoor Media's product. When Town Planning has approved the sites, Mr Curry suggested he and his team will have to travel to Amsterdam for training on how to i nstall the ads and maintain the billboards. He said Bahamas Outdoor Media will sustain a permanent staff of about five individuals including his wife, who is the vice-president of the company. All other aspects of the firm, including ad design and printing, will be outsourced. Mr Curry has identified three graphic design companies locally, and two abroad. I try to do as much locally as possible just to support Bahamians,” said Mr Curry. Bahamas Outdoor Media is also trying to secure spaces in the airport for similar scrolling advertising billboards, and also provides branded tents and flags for events such as fairs and expositions. “We offer clients the flexibility to keep their promotional landscape fresh without a huge i nvestment,” said Mr Curry. “Additionally, all of our pricing includes product set-up, take down and maintenance. All of this saves our clients from upfront investment, time and hassles.” tions International will again be targeting selected institutional and high net worth investors with a private placement when it makes its new pitch to the market, offering a mix of equity and debt instruments, such as preference shares. Bank debt will also be used to finance the company’s start-up. IP Solutions International was initially targeting businesses such as hotels, plus gated communities, as a customer base for a variety of services it will transmit down just one Internet line, hence the ‘Multiple Play’ description. The services will include Internet, TV via Internet Protocol, video-on-demand (VOD over Internet Protocol (VoIP phone services. Cable Bahamas current cable TV monopoly prevented IP Solutions Internation-al from offering services to the Bahamian public, but its expiry and the impending liberalisation of the electronic communications sector are understood to have enabled the latter to broaden its plans beyond its initial target market. The new regulatory regime is likely to be implemented from September 1, 2009. Tribune Business also understands that IP Solutions International has been working diligently behind the scenes to make sure there are no copyright issues with its content once it launches. Mr Sumner declined to comment on the markets IP Solutions International was targeting, but told Tribune Business: “We’re much better prepared now than we were then. We’ve got a lot more options than we did when we started. It’s really time to crystallise planning and finalise the paperwork.” IP Solutions International is understood to have already signed up several customers, and its business plan also calls for the creation of other Bahamian entrepreneurs not just employees. When operations ramp up, though, the company is hoping to employ several hundred people. IP Solutions International had previously told Tribune Business that it had aimed to serve more than 5,000 Bahamians hotel rooms during its first year of operation. The company had also been talking to a ‘foreign partner’ who had offered to finance construction of its IP (Internet Protocol) head-end technology for $2 million. Tribune Business had previously reported that IP Solutions International was in talks with Systems Resource Group (SRG pany of IndiGo Networks, to use parts of its infrastructure to deliver its services. It is not known how far talks have progressed, though. F ROM page one riple Play’ F ROM page one $100k outlay targets new ad concept

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the Government having delivered on the first part of its agreement with Isle of Capri. Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said the Government had to inform the existing operator that it had identified its replacement by August 31,2009, and having now done so Isle of Capri “will remain in place until the end of October”, when the licensing process and transition/handover are scheduled to be completed. Now, October 31, 2009, is “very much a drop dead date to get this done”. The minister told Tribune Business that the winning operator was selected from a shortlist of four that the Government “thought would be appropriate for what we are trying to do” with the casino and the Grand Bahama tourism product in general. Smaller casino operators, he said, were rejected because they did not bring the synergies, scale, brand name and marketing reach sought. When asked whether it was a major casino brand, Mr Vanderpool-Wallace hinted that the deal could be broader than just the casino operations. Although he gave no explicit details, his comments left open the possibility that the new operator might also brand the Our Lucaya hotel, possibly even taking over its management/operations. Given that the property has not been profitable for owner Hutchison Whampoa, a purchase of the hotel may not even be out of the question. “The answer is maybe,” Mr Vanderpool-Wallace, when asked whether it was a major brand lined up to replace Isle of Capri. “That is the best way to put it. “It really depends entirely on how much of the operations they will get involved in. One of the great impediments in Grand Bahama has been the separation of the hotel operations and the casino operations, and we are seeking to integrate that. It is the degree to which all parties integrate that will determine whether it is seen as a major brand. “We’ve never seen a successful casino operation unless it is integrated with the hotel.” Mr Vanderpool-Wallace conceded that the selection of a winning candidate to take over the Our Lucaya casino’s operations was “a major relief”, both for the Government and the Grand Bahama economy. “It is a very important part of the Grand Bahama tourism experience,” he said of the casino, “and we’re trying not only to retain it but enhance it to improve the destination’s competitiveness.” Freeport has not proven to be a happy experience for Isle of Capri, its our Lucaya-based casino suffering a $2.934 million net operating loss for the financial year to April 26, 2009, a 7.7 per cent increase upon the previous year’s losses. The operator of Our Lucaya’s casino unveiled a slight increase to the $2.275 million net operating loss incurred during its 2008 financial year, based on a 29.5 per cent reduction in revenues for the 12 months to end-April 2009. The Isle-Our Lucaya casino saw its net gaming revenues drop from $15.548 million to $10.969 million during its 2009 financial year, with the gross operating loss more than tripling from $826,000 to $2.917 million. A $17,000 depreciation charge took Isle of Capri’s net losses from its Grand Bahama-based casino to $2.934 million. Isle of Capri was making annual rental payments of $1.9 million to Hutchison Whampoa under the terms of a two-year lease that it signed on June 1, 2007. The property is a 19,000 square foot casino and offers 303 slot machines, 25 table games and a 110-seat restaurant. C M Y K C M Y K BUSINESS PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009 THE TRIBUNE 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecurit y Previous CloseToday's CloseChangeDaily Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1 .811.28Abaco Markets1.341.340.000.1270.00010.60.00% 11.8010.00Bahamas Property Fund11.0011.000.000.9920.20011.11.82% 9.306.25Bank of Bahamas6.256.250.000.2440.26025.64.16% 0.890.63Benchmark0.630.630.00-0.8770.000N/M0.00% 3.493.15Bahamas Waste3.153.150.000.0780.09040.42.86% 2 .372.14Fidelity Bank2.372.370.000.0550.04043.11.69% 1 4.2010.18Cable Bahamas11.3511.350.001.4060.2508.12.20% 2.882.74Colina Holdings2.742.740.000.2490.04011.01.46% 7.505.50Commonwealth Bank (S1)5.735.730.006200.4190.36013.76.28% 3.851.27Consolidated Water BDRs3.803.800.000.1110.05234.21.37% 2.851.32Doctor's Hospital2.002.000.000.3820.0805.24.00% 8.206.60Famguard6.606.600.000.4200.24015.73.64% 1 2.5010.00Finco10.6310.630.000.3220.52033.04.89% 11.7110.30FirstCaribbean Bank10.3010.300.000.7940.35013.03.40% 5.534.95Focol (S)5.135.130.007,8000.3320.15015.52.92% 1.001.00Focol Class B Preference1.001.000.000.0000.000N/M0.00% 0.450.30Freeport Concrete0.300.300.000.0350.0008.60.00% 9.025.49ICD Utilities5.505.500.000.4070.50013.59.09% 12.0010.39J. 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Johnson10.3910.390.000.9520.64010.96.16% 10.0010.00Premier Real Estate10.0010.000.000.1800.00055.60.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSecuritySymbolLast SaleChangeDaily Vol. 1000.001000.00Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +FBB17100.000.00 1000.001000.00Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +FBB22100.000.00 1000.001000.00Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series C) +FBB13100.000.00 1000.001000.00Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +FBB15100.000.0020 52wk-Hi52wk-LowSymbolBid $ A sk $Last PriceWeekly Vol.EPS $Div $P/EYield 1460 1425 BahamasSupermarkets 792 842 1460 0041 0300 N/M 205% THURSDAY, 20 AUGUST 2009BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,564.00| CHG 0.00| %CHG 0.00 | YTD -148.36 | YTD % -8.66BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing bases)Maturity 19 October 2017 7% Prime + 1.75% Prime + 1.75% 7%BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF: Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities30 May 2013 29 May 2015 W WW.BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE:242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-232019 October 2022 InterestFINDEX: CLOSE 783.64 | YTD -6.14% | 2008 -12.31% 14 . 60 14 . 25 Bahamas Supermarkets 7 . 92 8 . 42 14 . 60 0 . 041 0 . 300 N/M 2 . 05% 8.006.00Caribbean Crossings (Pref4.006.256.000.0000.480N/M7.80% 0.540.20RND Holdings0.350.400.350.0010.000256.60.00% 41.0029.00ABDAB30.1331.5929.004.5400.0009.030.00% 0.550.40RND Holdings0.450.550.550.0020.000261.900.00% 52wk-Hi52wk-LowFund NameNAVYTD%Last 12 MonthsDiv $Yield % 1.40051.3320CFAL Bond Fund1.40053.485.15 3.03502.8952CFAL MSI Preferred Fund2.9047-1.20-3.66 1.48421.4075CFAL Money Market Fund1.48423.535.55 3.60903.1031Fidelity Bahamas G & I Fund3.1143-8.01-12.43 13.048412.3870Fidelity Prime Income Fund13.04843.415.84 101.6693100.0000CFAL Global Bond Fund101.66931.101.67 100.960093.1992CFAL Global Equity Fund96.73980.35-4.18 1.00001.0000CFAL High Grade Bond Fund1.00000.000.00 9.40759.0775Fidelity International Investment Fund9.33992.69-1.41 1.06221.0000FG Financial Preferred Income Fund1.06222.566.22 1.03641.0000FG Financial Growth Fund1.0243-0.842.43 1.05851.0000FG Financial Diversified Fund1.05852.045.85 BISX ALL SHARE INDEX 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00YIELD last 12 month dividends divided by closing price 52wk-Hi Highest closing price in last 52 weeksBid $ Buying price of Colina and Fidelity 52wk-Low Lowest closing price in last 52 weeksAsk $ Selling price of Colina and fidelity Previous Close Previous day's weighted price for daily volumeLast Price Last traded over-the-counter price Today's Close Current day's weighted price for daily volumeWeekly Vol. Trading volume of the prior week Change Change in closing price from day to dayEPS $ A company's reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths Daily Vol. Number of total shares traded todayNAV Net Asset Value DIV $ Dividends per share paid in the last 12 monthsN/MNot Meaningful P/E Closing price divided by the last 12 month earningsFINDEX The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100 (S) 4-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 8/8/2007 (S1) 3-for-1 Stock Split Effective Date 7/11/200731-Jul-09 30-Jun-09 30-Jun-09 30-Jun-09 NAV Date 30-Jun-09Colina Over-The-Counter Securities BISX Listed Mutual FundsTO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-752531-Jul-09 30-Jun-09 31-Dec-07 31-Jul-09 31-Jul-09 14-Aug-09 31-Jul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qui/0666 IN THE SUPREME COURT IN THE MATTER OF ALLTHATpiece parcel of land being Parcel A bounded on the NORTH by the other part of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the Property of F. A. Garraway and running thereon Fifty-two Feet and thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’ bounded on the EASTby Parcel B and running thereon One Hundred Twenty-ve Feet (125’ portion of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon Fifty-Two Feet and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’the WESTby the other portion of the Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon One Hundred Twenty-ve Feet (125’Six Thousand Eighty-three square feet (6,083 sq. ft.Western District of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas shown on the plan led herein and thereon coloured pink AND IN THE MATTER OF ALLTHATpiece parcel of land being Parcel B bounded on the NORTH by the other part of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the Property of F. A. Garraway and running thereon Fifty-two Feet and thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’by the other portion of the Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon One Hundred Twenty-ve Feet (125’ the portion of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon Fifty-Two Feet and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’ bounded on the WESTby Parcel Aand running thereon One Hundred Twenty-ve Feet (125’Thousand Eighty-three square feet (6,083 sq. ft.Western District of the said Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas shown on the plan led herein and thereon coloured yellow. AND IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959 AND IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Buster, Caswell and Pauline Ferguson. NOTICE The Quieting Titles Act 1959 The Petition of Buster Ferguson of the Eastern District in the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas, Pauline and Caswell Ferguson both of the Southern District of the said Island of New Providence in respect of: ALL THATpiece parcel of land being Parcel Abounded on the NORTH by the other part of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the Property of F. A. Garraway and running thereon Fifty-two Feet and thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’ EASTby Parcel B and running thereon One Hundred Twenty-ve Feet (125’ Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon Fifty-Two Feet and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’ bounded on the WESTby the other portion of the Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon One Hundred Twenty-ve Feet (125’ Thousand Eighty-three square feet (6,083 sq. ft. Western District of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas shown on the plan led herein and thereon coloured pink AND IN THE MATTER OF ALLTHATpiece parcel of land being Parcel B bounded on the NORTH by the other part of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the Property of F. A. Garraway and running thereon Fifty-two Feet and thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’by the other portion of the Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon One Hundred Twenty-ve Feet (125’ Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon Fifty-Two Feet and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’ bounded on the WESTby Parcel Aand running thereon One Hundred Twenty-ve Feet (125’Thousand Eighty-three square feet (6,083 sq. ft.Western District of the said Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas shown on the plan led herein and thereon coloured yellow. Buster, Caswell and Pauline Ferguson claim to be the owners of the fee simple estate in possession of the tracts of land hereinbefore described free from encumbrances. AND the Petitioners have made application to the Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under Section 3 of The Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have their title to the said tracts of land investigated and the nature and extent thereof determined and declared in a Certicate of Title to be granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act. NOTICE IS HEREBYGIVEN that any persons having Dower or a Right to Dower or an Adverse Claim or a claim not recognized in the petition shall on or before the 30th of September A.D., 2009 le in the Supreme Court and serve on the Petitioners or the undersigned a statement of his claim in the prescribed form veried by an Afdavit to be led therewith. Failure of any such person to le and serve a statement of his claim on or before the 30th of September A.D., 2009 will operate as a bar to such claim. Copies of the Filed Plan may be inspected at: 1.The Registry of the Supreme Court; 2.The Chambers of Graham, Thompson & Co. attorneys for the Petitioner, Sassoon House, Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas; Dated the 6th day of August A.D., 2009 GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO., Chambers, Sassoon House, Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue, Nassau, Bahamas. Attorneys for the Petitioners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n Voluntary Liquidation Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138(4Business Companies Act. 2000, HOLTON BUSINESS LTD. is in dissolution as of August 17, 2009. James M. Meyer situatedat 701 Brickell Avenue, Suite 1400, Miami, Florida is the Liquidator. LIQUIDATOR _____________________ Government chooses new casino firm FROM page one

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of the times, when I recently drove past the Paradise Island Bridge-Mackey Street junction, there were sevento eight street vendors hawking newspapers, phone cards and drinks. They were people you would not normally see doing these things. “People are desperate, they need help and they need relief. Those I saw are using whatever [legitimate] methods they can, and are willing to stand outside in the baking sun and earn money to pay their way.” However, the Chamber president pointed out thatothers were likely to turn to more nefarious means to earn a living. Mr Rolle, who is chairing the Government-sponsored National Training Programme, an initiative designed to re-train some 1,000 unemployed Bahamians for jobs in sectors where there is demand for new workers, said the increasingly desperate search for employment that many were enduring became painfully apparent during interviews he conducted. “Going through the interview process with applicants for the National Training Programme, I saw individuals who had premium employment, eminent qualifications up to Masters Degrees, interviewing for introductory courses in the hope they would be placed somewhere,” Mr Rolle explained. “One lady said she wanted to be placed somewhere just so she could provide food for her children. She wanted nothing else, just the ability to provide food for her children.” The Chamber president added: “It made me appreciate the blessings I have, and those around me. Those people who believe a job is an entitlement, right now a job is a luxury. It is not a right, and it is not an entitlement. In the past it was seen as a right, an entitlement. “It is what it is. The economy is bad, and people are doing as best they can to keep their businesses afloat. When they do that, the pain is most usually felt by the employee. The message to the employee is to go the extra mile.” Experience throughout the world has shown that, if a nything, official unemploym ent data and statistics tend to understate the size of the problem, given that people are often reluctant to confirm their work status. The May 2009 figures are also likely to fail to capture the 5,000 school leavers, some 3,000-3,500 at conservative estimates who are likely to enter the workforce with minimal job skills. In addition, unemployment data also often fails toa ccount for discouraged workers who are no longer seeking jobs, plus underemployment. The latter is also a significant problem in the Bahamas, especially in the hotel industry, where workers are already on one and two days weeks. This is graphically illustrated by the fact that New Providence households suffered a 13.6 per cent yearover-year decline in household income to $40,528, according to the Department of Statistics. This likely reflects issues such as sharp fall in gratuity/tips-based income and underemployment, as well as the unemployment situation. With employment across the Bahamas falling by 9.8 per cent year-over-year, the labour force participation rate has dropped to 73.4 per cent compared to 76.3 per cent in 2008. The discour aged worker phenomenon is highlighted by the total labour force dropping in size from 191,595 to 184,020, a fall of more than 7,500. Apart from the problems caused by the global economic malaise, Mr Rolle said the unemployment increase had been exacerbated by structural problems at home, which were “symptomatic of poor planning internally”. He explained: “Many of us don’t manage our businesses as effectively as we should and as efficiently as we should. We operate at a cost level that is a bit more than we should, and the easy way to mitigate against that is to reduce salaries, wages and benefits. “But there are other ways to reduce your costs and allow people to maintain employment. Business should have a social component to it. Although we are there to generate a profit, we are also there to serve the community, and anything we can do, we should.” Taking Bahamas Ferries, the company at which he serves as marketing director, as an example, Mr Rolle said: “We’ve looked at ways to reduce our costs and thel ast option is to reduce staffing. We understand our employees, and their families, are very important to us...... “We have gone through proper planning procedures for our business. “We continue to put in place plans to minimise costs. “Our sales are down, we are not immune from this c risis, but we’ve done a good e nough job of trying to keep t he business together during this period, trying to ride it out and not go up in prices to customers.” The Chamber president also urged the Government to “be mindful of what is going on in the business community, and doing what it can to ease the burden”. He also expressed concern about being “careful not to mismanage the recovery process”, pointing to the Government’s decision to suspend its guaranteed edu cational loan programme as one such misstep and urging it to reconsider. This is being seen as the Government essentially cutting off its nose to spite its face, and denying educational opportunities to lower and middle class Bahamians, preventing them from social advancement and curbing improvements to workforce productivity. The feeling is that the Government should again focus on ways to collecting the outstanding multi-mil lion dollar amount due to it under the programme. 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ANDROS CAT ISLAND ELEUTHERA MAYAGUANA SAN SAL V ADOR GREAT INAGUA GREAT EXUMA CROOKED ISLAND / ACKLINS LONG ISLAND ABACO Shown is today's weather . T emperatures are today's highs and tonights's lows. KEY WEST WEST PALM BEACH FT. LAUDERDALE TAMPA ORLANDO Low: 74F/23C Low: 77F/25C Low: 76F/24C Low: 79F/26C Low: 80 F/27 C Low: 80F/27C Low: 79 F/26 C Low: 76 F/24 C High: 92F/33C High: 92F/33C High: 90 F/32 C High: 90 F/32 C High: 90F/32C High: 90 F/32C High: 90F/32C Low: 78F/26C High: 92F/33C Low: 78 F/26 C High: 92F/33C RAGGED ISLAND Low: 73F/23C High: 91 F/33 C Low: 76F/24C High: 89 F/32 Low: 75F/24C High: 89F/32C Low: 76 F/24C High: 91F/33C Low: 76 F/24 C High: 93F/34C Low: 75 F/24 C High: 90F/32C Low: 74 F/23 C High: 90F/32C Low: 76F/24C High: 93 F/34 C Low: 76F/24C High: 93F/34C High: 90 F/32 C FREEPORT NASSAU MIAMI THE TRIBUNE FRIDAY, AUGUST 21 2009, PAGE 9B THE WEATHER REPORT 5-D AY F ORECAST Partly sunny with a shower in spots. Clear.Mostly sunny with a thunderstorm. Mostly sunny and nice. Partly sunny, a t-storm possible. High: 90 Low: 79 High: 91 High: 91 High: 90 A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeel A ccuWeather RealFeel Partly sunny, a couple of t-storms. High: 90 Low: 80 Low: 80 Low: 82 AccuWeather RealFeel 107F T he exclusive AccuWeather RealFeel Temperature i s an index that combines the effects of temperature, wind, humidity, sunshine intensity, cloudiness, precipitation, pressure, and e levation on the human bodyeverything that effects how warm or cold a person feels. 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alowe@tribunemedia.net

THERE are almost 10,000
more people unemployed this
year than last year, according to
the Department of Statistics
which yesterday released the
results of its annual labour force
survey.

With the 9,540 extra without a
job, it means that out of a poten-
tial labour force of 184,020, there
are 26,215 people unemployed
in The Bahamas.

Director of Statistics, Kalsie
Dorsett, said this places the
unemployment rate at its highest
level since “the early 1990s.”

This was despite the figures
not taking into consideration
major job losses since the survey
was conducted in May, for exam-
ple the 500 people left unem-
ployed by the closure of the
Emerald Bay Resort in Exuma.

Nonetheless, the news will not
come as a great surprise to many
observers, corresponding as it

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Dredging ‘being monitored’ to ensure
that environmental requirements met

By NATARIO McKENZIE
Tribune Staff Reporter
nmckenzie@tribunemedia.net

OFFICIALS of the Nassau Harbour Port Improvement project
stated yesterday that the levels of turbidity from the dredging
project are being monitored on a daily basis to ensure that envi-

ronmental requirements are met.

“The silt screens are in place to prevent the dirty water from get-
ting outside. On a monitoring basis we still do know that the lev-

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THE Cabinet Office has
announced the resignation of
Michael Barnett as Attorney
General and Minister of Legal
Affairs with effect from August
22.

He is to become the next Chief
Justice of the Bahamas following
the retirement of Chief Justice Sir

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Christian Council
challenged to back
marital rape law

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

STATE Minister for Labour and Social Development
Loretta Butler-Turner challenged the Christian Council to
throw its public support behind a controversial amendment
that would outlaw marital rape.

Mrs Butler-Turner said during private discussions with the
Christian Council and other religious leaders, her depart-
ment received a nod of approval on the legislation. But she
expressed her disappointment that the respected religious
groups have yet to divulge their stance on the hot-button
issue public.

"My only regret — if there is a regret to this day — is the
fact that even though we have received nods from all of the

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Inquests into
deaths in police
custody ‘should
be fast-tracked’

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

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CORONER'S inquests into
the deaths of persons who died
at the hands of police or while
in police custody should be fast-
tracked through the system,
said former Assistant Commis-
sioner of Police Paul Thomp-
son.

Mr Thompson argued that
these sensitive matters should
be heard by a coroner's court at
least two weeks after the inci-
dent in question to appease the
public and to bring full disclo-
sure into the circumstances sur-
rounding the deaths.

"I think all cases where (a)
police shooting is involved or
a prisoner dies in the cell should
be given priority by the coroner
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Govt selects
new operator
for Our Lucaya

THE jobs of more than 230
Bahamians in Grand Bahama
were closer to being secured
for the foreseeable future yes-
terday as the government made
its final selection of a new oper-
ator for Our Lucaya casino in
Freeport.

Declining to identify the cho-
sen operator at this stage, Min-
ister of Tourism Vincent Van-
derpool Wallace noted that that
company now has to go
through the licensing process
which has been known to take
up to six months, depending on
how quickly the company for-
wards the necessary informa-
tion to the Gaming Board.

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Paradise Island hotel ‘to
close for three months’

THE Riu Hotel on Paradise Island will
reportedly close temporarily on Sunday for
three months leaving nearly 300 employ-

ees out of work, according to reports.
Guest complaints regarding the state of
the 356-room property and dwindling visi-
tor arrivals due to the current tourism
downturn is believed to be behind the

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testants from around the include entrance to the coro-
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Outlawing at rape ‘will
strengthen family values’

By TANEKA THOMPSON
Tribune Staff Reporter
tthompson@tribunemedia.net

THE proposed amend-
ment to the Sexual Offences
Bill outlawing marital rape
will strengthen family values,
State Minister for Labour
and Social Development
Loretta Butler-Turner said.

Speaking at a media infor-
mation session on the pro-
posal yesterday, she rejected
suggestions that the amend-
ment will destroy Bahamian
marriages and said the public
discussion raised over the
"taboo" subject could lead to
a healthier understanding on
acceptable family behaviour.

Numbers

"The statistics are very
clear; we are a Christian
nation but we have more
children being born out of
wedlock than we have born
in the institution of mar-
riage," said Mrs Butler-Turn-
er, noting recently released
numbers from the Depart-
ment of Statistics.

"So obviously we have for-
nication going on... we have
adultery going on, but we're
a Christian nation. The real-

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ity is, this (amendment) is a
strong argument to strength-
en family life because when
we start to have this conver-
sation about people respect-
ing each other, then maybe
we will pass on those ideals
so that we teach our children
what it is for a mother and a
father or a husband and wife
to truly respect, love and
cherish each other and not
violate them and be violent
to them,” she said.

Since government tabled

the proposed amendment last
month there has been vocal
opposition, with some com-
mentators saying they fear
"vindictive" wives will be
able to land their husbands
in jail on a false charge of
rape.

But Mrs Butler-Turner and
Kayla Green-Smith, chief
counsel at the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office, sought to quell
this fear.

Mrs Butler-Turner
explained that a husband or
wife accused of spousal rape
will not be shackled and
dragged before the courts
immediately.

She said once a complaint
of spousal rape is made to
the police they will investi-
gate the claim before turning
it over to the Attorney Gen-
eral's Office who will deter-
mine if there is enough evi-
dence to bring the matter to
trial.

Mrs Green-Smith added
that anyone found guilty of
making a false claim of rape
would be punished and could
even face life imprisonment.
She said witnesses could face
jail time if it is revealed that
their court testimony was
fabricated.

If the amendment is

Port Lucaya closure ‘will have significant
impact on Grand Bahama’s competitiveness’

By ALISON LOWE
Tribune Staff Reporter
alowe@tribunemedia. net

THE closure of Port Lucaya, one
of Freeport’s cheaper hotel proper-
ties, will have a significant impact on
the island’s competitiveness as a des-
tination, said Minister of Tourism Vin-
cent Vanderpool- Wallace yesterday.

“We’re quite conscious of the fact
that if Grand Bahama is to become
more competitive it needs low-priced
properties, and if you take (Port
Lucaya) out of inventory, it’s going to
have an impact on that,” he told The

Tribune.

Tourism officials are now in talks to replace
the soon-to-closed Port Lucaya property with
another Grand Bahama hotel as part of its all-
inclusive Club Grand Bahama programme,
which was launched in July in the hopes of stim-
ulating more tourism arrivals to the island.

The hotel was one of the accommodation
“silver” Club Grand
Bahama package. The “gold” and “platinum”
packages involved higher end hotels and dining
options for a more hefty per night rate.

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace described the Port
Lucaya hotel as a “very important” component

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The hotel’s impending closure on
August 31 “will have an impact on
the number of people who can buy
into the programme at good price,
and a good deal is very important at
this time, so from that perspective it
doesn’t help our cause,”
the minister.

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on Tuesday that it would close after 16 years, let-
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passed, spousal rape will be
punishable under Section 3
of the Sexual Offences Act
like every other case of rape,
and will carry a maximum
sentence of life imprison-
ment.

"Each case will turn on its
own facts and so you are
liable up to life for the
offence of rape,” said Kayla
Green-Smith, chief counsel
from the Attorney General's
Office.

Sentence

But the extent of the sen-
tence will be determined by a
judge, depending on individ-
ual circumstances.

"The court is able to deter-
mine, because of the facts,
what that length of time will
be, anywhere from recom-
mending mandatory coun-
selling, ways to preserve the
relationship or other things
but it is (an) indictable
(offence) and you can have
anywhere from zero to life
imprisonment," said Mrs But-
ler-Turner.

The minister said debate
on the proposal will not begin
in parliament until the coun-
try has a thorough under-
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NULLIUS ADDICTUS JURARE IN VERBA MAGISTRI
Being Bound to Swear to The Dogmas of No Master

LEON E. H. DUPUCH, Publisher/Editor 1903-1914

SIR ETIENNE DUPUCH, Kt, O.B.E., K.M., K.C.S.G.,

(Hon.) LL.D., D.Litt.

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Obama is confident to a fault

WASHINGTON — Do not come to
Washington late in August. It is shut. It
will reopen after Labour Day. So for now,
forget it. Even President Obama — who
has had a lousy summer — is going on
vacation. Maybe the sea breezes on
Martha’s Vineyard will re-energize him.

Obama has not chosen to do anything
pioneering by way of a vacation. On
Martha’s Vineyard, he will be with the
middle-rich of the East Coast. In fact on
that summer paradise island, just off the
Massachusetts coast, he will rub shoul-
ders with people just like himself — rich
enough, sure of most things and supreme-
ly self-confident.

People who have made it in the world
by their own efforts (like Obama), or peo-
ple who have had just enough of a family
leg up (like a legacy place at Harvard) to
feel they still made it by themselves.

After the dollars, the second coin of the
realm on Martha’s Vineyard is self-confi-
dence. And self-confidence is something
that the president has to over-flowing.

Haynes Johnson, the veteran Washing-
ton political reporter who has been cov-
ering presidents for decades, says that
Obama is the most self-confident presi-
dent he remembers — maybe the most
self-confident ever. He is not bedeviled
with the doubt and insecurity that haunt-
ed Lyndon Johnson, promoted paranoia in
Richard Nixon, and had Bill Clinton scur-
rying for approval.

But Obama’s self-confidence is not the
arrogance of George W. Bush (“bring ’em
on”) or the tempered-by-experience cer-
tainty of Dwight Eisenhower. It is a quiet
but untrammeled self-confidence which
informs his political judgment. It is this
self-confidence that may have led to his
first political debacle: health care reform.

Congress is in recess and the White
House is operating in holiday mode, but
the health care reform wreckage is strewn
everywhere, like uncollected garbage, and
the tribalists of the right are anxious to
promote it as the beginning of the end of
the Age of Obama.

The political damage will not just be
confined to Republican gloating, but also
to what could be instability in the Demo-

cratic ranks. To lead, one must be loved by
one’s troops but also feared. No one in
Congress, Democrat or Republican, fears
Obama. Even Republicans say privately
they admire or like him; and the Democ-
rats love him, but many of them will not
do his bidding.

Worse the one man who could have dis-
ciplined the House, Rahm Emanuel, sits in
the White House where he has been eas-
ily ignored by his former colleagues. In
the Senate, the one man who could have
held the Democrats together and imbued
them with a sense of historic purpose,
Edward Kennedy, is gravely ill.

Democrats in Congress feel good about
Obama, but they do not fear his wrath. He
has failed to curb their appetite for ear-
marks, failed to corral them on health
care; and it looks like he is losing his cli-
mate control bill in the Senate.

Obama, it would appear, believes he
can affect history without spilling political
blood. Instead, the president’s self-confi-
dence dictates his belief that sweet reason
and high purpose will carry the day. That
is why he sounds more like a National
Public Radio host than a man with the
awesome power of the presidency of the
United States.

It was some kind of extraordinary self
confidence that must have led Obama to
believe that he could shape the health
care debate without ever letting on what
he himself would like to see in the bill.
Reform is a waypoint not a destination.

It has not helped the President that Har-
ry Reid, the Senate Leader is weak and
that Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is
a divisive figure. But all of that was known
and the president and his aides should
have allowed for a debate in which the
principal agenda item would be a mean-
ingless appeal for “reform.”

Washington may appear deserted but
there are dangerous figures in shadows.
Figures who want not only health care
reform and climate change to fail, but who
want nothing less than this president to
fail. And fail dramatically.

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We would like to
hear something
positive from PLP

EDITOR, The Tribune.

WILL the madness ever
stop? The PLP vociferously
opposed plans for the devel-
opment of a mixed use
resort at Clifton in 2000.
They loudly proclaimed
their opposition to more gat-
ed communities in our coun-
try; they protested the cut-
ting off of access to beaches
and historic sites from the
Bahamian public. They
opposed the re-routing of
West Bay Street and, they
claimed that the develop-
ment of a marina and golf
course at Clifton would
result in untold environ-
mental damage to the area.
They said they wanted to
build low-cost housing at
Clifton.

They changed their tune
when they came to office in
2002. They then approved
and encouraged the large
scale enclosure of land into
gated communities all
around our country. In the
south eastern part of New
Providence alone in the area
between the LPIA and the

Save stately —
Saunders Beach |

LETTERS

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Airport Road to West Bay
Street from Old Fort to
Adelaide and in immediate
proximity to Clifton they
approved at least four new
gated communities, two of
them — Albany and South
Ocean — reduced access of
Bahamians to beaches and
to archeological sites. And,
suddenly, the rerouting of
the road at Clifton, so odi-
ous under the FNM, became
perfectly fine and acceptable
when done under the PLP!
What is more, they also
became proponents of the
transfer of the privately-
owned commercial port
from downtown Nassau to
Clifton — the same envi-
ronmentally sensitive Clifton
— and at huge expense to
the Bahamian tax payer!
The FNM, while willing
to accept the construction
of a marina at Albany, as
approved by the PLP, has

balked at moving the com-
mercial port — for both
environmental and cost con-
siderations as explained by
the Minister for Environ-
ment, the Hon. Earl
Deveaux and the Minister
of Public Works, the Hon.
Neko Grant at the recent
Town Meeting.

Still, the PLP, using Sen-
ator Fitzgerald as their
mouthpiece, continues to
repeat untruths and outright
lies about the movement of
the commercial port to
Arawak Cay, ignoring the
facts presented in the envi-
ronmental assessments. I,
and many, many other
Bahamians have grown tired
of the old tactics of the PLP
of opposing for opposing
sake.

We'd really like to hear
something positive from the
PLP if they could only stop
grumbling and complaining
and start thinking for a
change.

FLOYD WATSON
Nassau,
August 18, 2009

The next
target of

casuarina trees destruction

i? EDITOR, The Tribune.

EDITOR, The Tribune

ISTRONGLY support the pleas of Ms. Les- }
ley Vanderpool, Ms. Barbara Ovsianico-
Koulikowsky and other Bahamians who are
asking the government to reverse a decision to }
cut down the stately casuarina trees that line
West Bay Street and Saunders Beach. I call on
the Cabinet, and especially the Minister of
Tourism and his staff, to reconsider this sense-

dow to the sea.

For generations, these lovely trees have pro-
vided an enhanced beach experience for }
Bahamians and tourists alike. Any sunny week-
end there are scores of families relaxing, pic-
nicking and enjoying the shade under these }

magnificent trees.

Now, it appears, Environment Minister Earl
Deveaux (the same Cabinet Minister under }
whose administration Adelaide beach was cut }
through for marinas and other construction that }
would damage the water table in southwest }
New Providence) has agreed to the cutting }

down of these beautiful trees.

By these actions, the Cabinet is killing the :
goose that lays The Bahamas’ golden egg of
tourism, turning our beautiful country into a

slum of rocks and rubble.

All Bahamians should now speak up and }
help stop the destruction of our priceless natural

assets.

Along with many other concerned Bahami- : , ghastly road and container port.

As George Bernard Shaw wrote: “Those
? who cannot change their minds cannot

stop the destruction of the casuarina trees along } change anything,”

ans, I am calling on the Cabinet to urgently :
reconsider this most unfortunate decision and :

Saunders Beach!

ETIENNE DUPUCH III
Nassau,
August 18, 2009

The National Insurance Board

of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Request for Contractors Pre-Qualification

The Nattonal Insurance Board (NIB) ts seeking to pre-qualify contractors to bid on
works to complete the Sandilands Rehabilitation Centre - Robert Smith Child ¢ Adokscents
and Special Education Unit, Fox Hill, Nassau, Bahamas; the project 1s a joint venture of
NIB and The Bahamas Government. Contractors must be tn compliance with the
Nattonal Insurance Act (soctal security programme), and in good standing with the

: land?

FELLOW Bahamians. What is going on
here in Nassau? I understand that the next
target of destruction is yet another of our
i beaches and the cutting down of the wonder-
? ful casuarina trees that have given much
i needed shade for many, many years.

Other countries around the world value
: : ' S ? the casuarina for its many uses, one of which
less destruction of a beautiful vista and win- : is to plant them along coastal areas for their
i aesthetic beauty. Who hasn't passed by Saun-
i ders beach and felt the wonder of the ocean
? view and felt blessed to live in such a glorious

Please, can someone tell me what else we
i have to offer tourists and citizens of the

:? Bahamas except — sea, sun and our
beaches? Without these three things these
islands have nothing. Nassau has become an
over populated, crime ridden hot house that
is plagued with power cuts and brown tap
water. Who will want to live here when our

i entire coast has been either cut off for private

development or destroyed for a container
i port? The value of property will drop and
i only the privileged few will be safe

? sequestered away in their expensive gated

communities.

Please rethink Saunders Beach and don't

? cut down our beloved casuarina trees or build

LESLEY DARBY

Cable Beach,

August 18, 2009

Dy

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relevant Government agencies.

Pre-qualification documents may be collected from the Security Booth at NIB’s
Clifford Darling Complex, Blue Hill Road, from August 14 to August 21, 2009.

Pre-Qualification documents should be signed, sealed and dropped in the pre-
qualification box at the Securtty Booth, Clifford Darling Complex on or before

12:00 Noon on August 21, 2009.




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FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 5



LOCAL NEWS



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Woman files lawsuit over cme sexual:
assault by Copperfield in the Bahamas

AN AMERICAN woman
has filed a federal lawsuit
against famed magician David
Copperfield, who she claims
sexually assaulted her for two
days while she was staying with
him in the Bahamas.

According to The Seattle
Times, the US Attorney's
Office is considering whether
to file criminal charges in the
case.

The woman, a 22-year-old
fashion model and former Miss
Washington USA contestant,
claims in the court documents
that she was flown to Copper-
field’s home on Musha Cay in
the Exumas under the pretext
that the millionaire entertainer
was hiring her for a modelling
job.

This trip to Musha Cay
occurred in July 2007 and the
woman alleges she was assured
that there would be others on
the island.

The Seattle Times reported
that the court documents allege
that Copperfield drove her to
the beach on her first night on
the island, and then returned
to her room and removed her
passport from her purse.

After having dinner and
watching a movie in Copper-
field's room, the woman claims
he “attacked (her) and sexual-
ly assaulted her" on the bed,
threatening to kill her if she did
not perform certain sex acts.

"Throughout the assault (the
woman) physically and verbal-
ly resisted defendant Copper-
field and struggled to get away
from him,” it is claimed in the
lawsuit.

The next day, the woman
claims, she tried to hide but
Copperfield found her and took
her back to the private beach
outside his bedroom. She said
the magician held her head
underwater until she thought
she would drown after she
refused his demand to "get
naked."

Lull
DAVID COPPERFIELD (AP)



She claims a third assault

then taken to Nassau, where
she called her family to report
the assault.

She says she flew to Seattle
and was taken to hospital
where she was examined.

Copperfield’s legal team

have called the woman’s alle-
that there were more than 40

the time of her visit.
The Seattle Times reported

on the island to help her —
even if she needed help — is
preposterous. The woman met
and talked with other guests,
sunbathed and swam on island
beaches, day after day. She
even had dinner with a group of
island guests.”

"She came to the island
because she wanted to — no
one lied to her — and she could
have left the island on her own
at any time.”

The woman is seeking
unspecified damages for inflic-
tion of emotional distress, false
misrepresentation and false
imprisonment.

NATIONAL Security Min-
ister Tommy Turnquest and
the FNM government were
urged to immediately respond

: to claims that morale in the

police force is at an all-time
low, that there is friction in the
senior ranks, and that there is
serious mismanagement going
on which is impeding the police
in their fight against rising
crime levels.

Fox Hill MP and opposition
spokesman on the public ser-

? vice Fred Mitchell yesterday

took place when Copperfield ; held a press conference at his

dragged her from the shower { constituency office to demand

in her room a short time later. } answers.

The woman claims she was :

Mr Mitchell said that recent

? conversations with representa-
i tives of the Police Staff Asso-
? ciation have left him very con-
? cerned about the state of the
i police force.

The PLP MP claims one
Staff Association official told

: him:
gations preposterous and said }

“That morale on the Royal

; Bahamas Police Force is at the
persons on Musha Cay during }

lowest that he has ever seen in

: his time on the police force;
i that the physical state of police
that a statement from the magi- }
cian’s lawyers read: "Her alle- :
gation that there was no one }

stations is in need of serious
attention, giving as an exam-

Well-known vet dies age 62

WELL-KNOWN Grand Bahama veterinarian Dr Alan Bater
died suddenly at his residence on Monday, August 17. He was 62.

We
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TOMMY TURNQUEST



ple the lack of repair of a cam-
pus that was blown down out-
side the CDU some months
ago; that the police force is
manned by reserves at night;
that there is concern that offi-
cers continue to be on 7/8 pay
while injured in the line of duty
and that this affecting morale.”

The opposition spokesman
said there is also concern about
the state of Family Island
police stations, as it has been
claimed that resources have
been allocated for the repair
and refurbishment of adminis-
trative offices but similar atten-

Dr Bater, a native of Great Britain, was a long-time resident of

Freeport. He was the owner of the Freeport Animal Clinic on
Queen’s Highway for many years.

Although he was in semi-retirement and had sold his busi-

ness a few years ago, Dr Bater still provided care for animals and
loyal pet owners who still came to the clinic.

According to reports, Dr Bater was discovered dead sometime

around midnight Sunday at his residence at the Discovery Bay
Apartments. He had failed to show up for dinner Sunday evening
with friends who became concerned and went to check on him
around midnight that night.

His death is a great loss to the Freeport community, especial-

ly the animal community.

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care and comfort of the lower
ranks.

“There is enough here on
the public record to call for the
national security minister and
the minister for the public ser-
vice to answer these allegations

. It is clear; the charges are
pointed.

“The Staff Association
believes that there is friction
at the senior ranks, which is
preventing the force from con-
centrating on fighting crime.
The Staff Association is also
concerned about due process
in the investigation of allega-
tions against police officers.”

He said the Staff Associa-
tion “appears also to be indi-
cating that there is a complete







breakdown in relations
between the Staff Association
and the management of the
force. This is quite serious. A
house divided against itself can-
not stand,” Mr Mitchell said.

“The public must be con-
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face of these startling allega-
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FROM page one

does with predictions from vari-
ous agencies and individuals,
including the Central Bank of
the Bahamas and the Prime
Minister, that unemployment
would further rise throughout
the year in the face of poor
tourism arrivals and a downturn
in foreign direct investment
which has hurt the construction
sector in particular.

According to the survey, the
rate in New Providence
increased from 8.7 per cent in
May last year and 12.1 per cent
in February 2009 to 14 per cent
im May.

In Grand Bahama, the rate
leapt more drastically — from
nine per cent last year to 14.6
per cent in February 2009 and a
massive 17.4 per cent in May.

The overall rate, which also
takes into consideration the
Family Islands, therefore grew
from 8.7 per cent to 14.2 per cent
im a year.

10,000 more

In New Providence, one quar-
ter of all people who are unem-
ployed had left their jobs in the
last 12 months.

Of these, 51 per cent were
either “laid off, dismissed, or the
business in which they were
employed ceased operations,”
said officials.

Meanwhile, in Grand Bahama
a higher 22 per cent of unem-
ployed people left their jobs
within that period. Slightly more
than a third (36 per cent) were
laid off, dismissed or found
themselves unemployed after the
business where they had worked
ceased operations.

In light of the worsening job-
lessness, the amount of money
the average household has to
spend has dropped significantly
this year. Overall household
income fell by 3.6 per cent in
New Providence, to $40,528, and
by 8.7 per cent in Grand

Paradise Island hotel

FROM page one

resort's impending closure.

Yesterday several guests complained to the local media
about the less than stellar accommodations at the hotel.

"The room was okay but the toilet broke, that wasn't too
nice," one female visitor from New York told ZNS news.

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When viewed across the
Bahamas as a whole, men and
women suffered almost equally
from joblessness - with 14 per
cent of women unemployed
compared to 14.4 per cent of
men.

But in Grand Bahama it is
women who are suffering most
from joblessness - with 19 per
cent unemployed compared with
16 per cent of men.

Minister of state for Social
development Loretta Butler
Turner said that while any
increase in the unemployment
rate is of “grave concern” to the
government, there are a num-
ber of initiatives under way
which are helping and will help
to absorb some of the unem-
ployment and provide some lev-
el of comfort to those who can-
not get a job.

“During the course of this
summer we’ve already registered
persons who are supposed to
start being reskilled and
retrained through the National
Training Intiative...to ensure that
when things do turn around we
are able to have them trained
for new jobs.

“Additionally we are looking
to have as many Bahamians
employed on government pro-
jects coming online and through
the Labour Department we were
also trying to match people to
jobs coming available.

“At Social Services we have
not discontinued our social ini-
tiatives, so where we’re assist-
ing people currently out of jobs.
And through the NIB initiative
people are still able to access
unemployment funds until they
find something else to do,” she
added.

She added that, despite the
rise in unemployment, her Min-
istry has not seen a “spike” in
applications for social assistance
recently except in the case of
people looking for help acquir-
ing “back to school” items.

Meanwhile, Director of the
National Insurance Board
Algernon Cargill revealed that
the number of applications for
government’s unemployment
benefit has started to slow.

As of August 7, 2009, a total
of $12.3 million of the $20 mil-
lion initially provided to fund
the benefit has been paid out to
9,657 approved people and of
them, 5,000 have now exhausted
their full 13 weeks worth of
funds to which they are entitled
under the law.

Mr Cargill said that given the
current rate of registration he
expects the funds should last
“until the end of the year”. The
Government has stated that
once the initial $20 million is
expended, it will begin to deduct
funds from employers and
employees to fund the jobless
benefit.

Michael Barnett

resigns as AG

FROM page one

Burton Hall, who is to take up
an appointment as a Perma-
nent Judge on the Interna-
tional Criminal Tribunal for
the former Yugoslavia.

Mr Barnett will be sworn
in as Chief Justice by the Gov-
ernor General in a ceremony
at Government House at 1lam
on Monday, August 24.

The Cabinet Office also
advised that Brent Symonette,
Deputy Prime Minister and
Minister of Foreign Affairs,
will be appointed Attorney
General and Minister of Legal
Affairs with effect from
August 22.

Mr Symonette, who previ-
ously served as Attorney Gen-
eral in an earlier Free Nation-
al Movement government, will
serve in this position until a
new Attorney General is
appointed.

Mr Barnett has served as
Attorney General since July,
2008. Before that appointment
he was a senior partner at the
law firm of Graham Thomp-

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subscribers, and a proporlicmate refund will be made as sin as possible aller allotenenl

amounes si redunded.

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son and Co.

A former President of the
Bahamas Bar Association and
Chairman of the Bar Council,
Mr Barnett was called to the
English and Bahamas Bars in
1978.

He has served in many pro-
fessional and public service
capacities, including Acting
Stipendiary and Circuit Mag-
istrate, Acting Justice of the
Supreme Court, Chairman of
the Industrial Relations Board,
Member of the Financial Ser-
vices Advisory Committee and
Chairman of the Catholic
Board of Education.

Mr Barnett was educated at
St Augustine’s College in Nas-
sau and at Georgetown Uni-
versity, Washington DC,
where he obtained a Bachelor
of Arts degree in Economics.
He is a member of Lincoln’s
Inn, London, and was called
to the English Bar.

A Roman Catholic, Mr Bar-
nett is married to the former
Camille Liverpool, President
of the AIDS Foundation, and
the couple has two daughters,
Michela and Viola.

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then that which is fixed by Rowal Bank of Canada). Interest shall be payable half-yearly commencing on 27th February,
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be received by The Banking Depanmess beginning af 940 am om 19th August, 2009 and yell close
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LOCAL NEWS

Inquests into deaths in police
custody ‘should be fast- tracked’

FROM page one

Detective Unit) and the
inquest was the next week.

"The officers involved were
charged but the case was
thrown out of magistrate's
court because the evidence did
not support that he died from a
beating — he had some health
problems. But I feel that when-
ever there is a death caused by
police, a shoot-out or some-
body dies in custody there
should be an inquest in a week,
that would appease the pub-
lic," he told The Tribune dur-
ing a recent interview.

His comments came in the
wake of the deaths of two
teenagers — Michael Knowles,
15, and Brenton Smith, 18 —
the former who died in police
custody and the latter who was
shot by a police issued weapon.

Police said Knowles hanged
himself while in a police hold-
ing cell at the East Street
South police station on May,
29.

He was being held at the sta-
tion on suspicion of house-
breaking and police classified
the death a suicide. But his
mother immediately ques-
tioned the police report and
said if her son was suicidal, the
police should be found negli-
gent for not removing items in
his possession that he could
use to harm himself.

The teen's death sparked a
heated public outcry with
many calling for an indepen-
dent body to investigate his
death.

Recently, the RBPF also :
acknowledged that Smith was }
shot and killed by a bullet }
from a police service weapon }
as he walked through a popu- }
lar shortcut in the Kemp Road }
area to get to a nearby food- }
store on Village Road on July, }
9 i

Police were chasing two }
armed robbers who had just }
robbed the City Market food }
store when the boy was shot; :
Brenton was not suspected of }
being a part of the robbery, }

police also said.

From the start his family }
maintained that Smith was an }
innocent pedestrian killed by }
police and called for the RBPF }

to be held accountable.

They are also pushing for a
speedy inquest into Smith's :

death.

Both families have retained i
legal counsel and are expected :
to file civil suits against the }

RBPF.

The RBPF said both mat- :
ters were forwarded to the }
Coroner's Court but there has }
been no word on a start date }
for the highly anticipated mat- ;

ters.

But with a considerable }
backlog in court matters, many
are questioning how long the }
public and the respective fam- }
ilies will have to wait for more }

answers.

Mr Thompson, who retired ;
from the RBPF in 1981 as an :
assistant commissioner of }
police, suggested that govern- }
ment retain trained lawyers to }
sit in the Coroner's Court to }

expedite the matters.

PM opens consular office in Atlanta

IN response to the growing
demand by Bahamian residents in
Atlanta and businesses in the
southeastern United States for ser-
vices, Prime Minister Hubert
Ingraham officially opened a con-
sular office in Atlanta, Georgia

on Thursday.

It was the Bahamas’ first career
Consulate General in Atlanta, the
capital city of Georgia and a major
business, cultural and education
centre for the southeastern United
States.

Christian Council
FROM page one

mainstream religions and also the Christian Council, that we have not,
to this day seen that demonstrated in the media in a more public way.

"We are going to be urging the churches and their leadership to
please step up and become a full participant of this debate as we move
forward," she said at a media information session on the proposed
amendment yesterday.

Yesterday, the Council's President Reverend Patrick Paul said the
organisation's relative silence on the issue was due to lingering ques-
tions over various "sub-topics" emerging from discussions on the pro-

osal.
. Rev Paul, who just returned from vacation abroad, said the Coun-
cil will likely hold a forum next week to address their questions and
to announce a collective stance on the marital rape issue.

"One of the reasons for the loud silence is because there are so
many features to what is presently being discussed and while there is
no question that we support that the rights of women and men
should be upheld — in the process we don't want to destroy the fab-
ric of the family," he told The Tribune.

The proposed amendment was tabled in Parliament last week and
has elicited immense public discussion from both sides of the divide.

Mrs Butler-Turner also criticised Opposition Senator Alyson
Maynard-Gibson who recently said that while she did not condone
marital rape more discussion on the proposal was needed.

"With all due respect to her, she's got to determine whether
she's for this or against this. You cannot sit on the fence and say 'Oh,
I'm absolutely against rape but I just don't think that we should
deal with it at this time’. Somebody has got to make those tough choic-
es.

"Her party (the PLP) has got to determine whether they are for
this or against this,” she said.

But Mrs Butler-Turner believes supporters of the amendment out-
weigh "the noise of the few" and must publicly come forward to
ensure that the rights of every citizen are protected.

She added that in spite of any possible political fallout, government
intended to push the amendment through Parliament.

Mr Michael Young
was appointed Honorary
Consul.

Mr Ingraham said the
consulate was opened in
response, not only to
Bahamian residents in
Atlanta, but to business-
es in the southeast inter-
ested in expanding trade
and investment in the
Bahamas.

“The relationship
between The Bahamas and the
United States is long-standing and
wide,” he said, “touching on vir-
tually every aspect of life —- famil-
ial, education, business, trade and
culture.

“Atlanta, home of Delta is a



significant hub for
Delta’s Bahamas
flights, making it one of
the most important
markets for our tourism
business and for that we
thank Delta very much
indeed. We also thank
Delta for its support of
our events this week.
“The growth in the

HUBERT INGRAHAM number of Bahamians

studying and working
in and around Atlanta area and
the growing importance of trade
links between The Bahamas and
Georgia has made it abundantly
clear that resident career repre-
sentation was warranted,” said Mr
Ingraham.

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Caves Village Professional Turn Key Office Suites

FROM page one

els of turbidity are within contact reach
because we are monitoring it twice a day
and we never have exceeded the levels of
contact,” Frans Thomassen Project Man-
ager with Boskalis International said yes-
terday.

Earlier this week, a white plume of turbid
water was spotted near Saunders Beach,
prompting even stronger criticism from
opponents of the project over its environ-
mental impact.

“The plume is there like the plume in
the harbour basin. No one will deny it but
if you measure the plume it is more a visu-

Dredging

al aspect at the end of the day than a level
aspect,” Thomassen said. Thomassen said
that the reclamation project near Saunders
Beach has stopped the north and south
flow of the tide.

“We are closing up the area so eventually
this plume will settle and disappear. There
is no more tide running north to south,”
Thomassen said.

Loraine Cox, an engineer with the BEST
Commission, said that the approach tak-
en to the project with respect to the active
dewatering system helps to minimise the

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Teaching strategies must be expansive

YOUNG MAN’S VIEW
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By ADRIAN GIBSON
ajbahama@hotmail.com

THE home and school envi-
ronment is where the trans-
mission of moral and occupa-
tional education, discipline and
the values necessary for the
continuance of a society are
taught—however, controver-
sies afflicting the local educa-
tion system and an annual, fail-
ing national average leave
much to be desired.

Learning is described as the
gaining of knowledge, under-
standing and/or a skill by
studying or through a person’s
experiences. However, the
exertion of effort when under-
taking a difficult task and the
persistence of a pupil to
learn—even if it means
encountering obstacles or
working for longer hours—are
also important facets of the
learning process that are also
indicative of a student’s moti-
vation to learn.

Teaching and learning
should begin at home; howev-
er, it is the task quality teach-
ers endeavour to expand upon
a student’s schemata, by fos-
tering direct and active learn-
ing and employing activities
that stimulates the curiosity
level of students, permits
pupils to express their creativ-
ity and advances the develop-
ment of positive relationships
with their peers.

It is important for teachers

ADRIA

to incorporate a variety of
teaching methodologies and/or
instructional alternatives in
their lessons. Strategies that
can be utilized in a social stud-
ies classroom, for example, can
apply across the disciplines;
however, to account for the
various learning styles and
multiple intelligences, the most
memorable teaching strategies
solely depend upon a teacher’s
own creativity.

I have found that the
demonstration/modeling
instructional alternative
(dramatizations, illustrations,
pictures, outdoor events, tac-
tile activities, etc) is an effec-
tive aspect of teaching whereby
teachers and learners are on
display and, most importantly,
engaging others.

Teaching strategies must be
expansive, so as to incorporate
those students at the lower
cognitive levels and foster stu-
dent-centred activities that
lead to constructivist and dis-
covery learning.

Student-centred instruction
refers to teacher-guided

instruction that focuses upon
inquiry and information pro-
cessing skills. It also can be dis-

| BS ON



cussed in the context of sub-
categories such as individual
and group investigation where-
by an entire class could simul-
taneously conduct research,
setting individuals or small
groups to look into a specific
aspect of research or to
research different problems.

The drill-and-practice teach-
ing methodology is another
effective teaching strategy that
is designed to support previ-
ous content instruction.

It supports the behaviorist
view that “associations are
most likely to be reinforced
when feedback occurs in
immediate conjunction with
the stimulus (coursestar.org).
Moreover, the independent
study methodology equips
learners with opportunities to
work alone, express their view-
point and individually shine—
after all, there are some stu-
dents who do not work well in
groups.

Ranging from simulated
events (role plays) to summa-
rizations to quizzes to compet-
itive activities to oral presen-
tations to rewarding students
by simply adjusting the seat-
ing arrangements of students

based upon their average grade
at certain points during a
semester, strategic approach-
es to education must be based
upon stimulating and/or per-
formance-based events.

According to Anita Wool-
folk (2001), social interaction is
important to learning because
higher mental functions such
as reasoning, comprehension
and critical thinking are fos-
tered and shared, and then
internalized by pupils. Educa-
tional theorist Edgar Dale’s
cone of experience also
espouses the enhancement of
student comprehension via
direct and active experiences
during lessons.

T have discovered that learn-
ing is the ability to deal con-
structively with the complexi-
ties, confusion, repetitions and
ambiguities of life. It is a coop-



erative, reciprocal process
between people, educational
materials and their surround-
ings. Viewing it from the angle
of the late educational psy-
chologist David Ausubel, who
developed the theory of expos-
itory learning, learning (and
teaching) is initially a broad,
general ideal that eventually
moves into the learning of
more specific concepts.

Nineteenth century early
childhood psychologist Lev
Vygotsky’s theory of assisted
and constructivist learning,
Ausubel’s theory and the con-
cept of active learning are
merely a few views promoting
the direct involvement and
participation of students in the
learning process, instead of the
archaic rote and passive chalk-
and-talk method.

According to Vygotsky, pro-
viding examples along with
scaffolding (over time adjust-
ing the level of guidance to fit
a student’s current perfor-
mance), allows people to grow
independently. Jerome Bruner,
another educational theorist,
espoused the view that class-
room learning should take
place through inductive rea-
soning—that is, by using spe-
cific examples to formulate a
general principle (Woolfolk,

2001). Dr Bruner’s spiral cur-
riculum is an outlook that I
personally find appealing, as it
shows that students can learn if
they are engaged in the dis-
covery of knowledge and also
the discovery of themselves—
step by step.

For teachers—particularly
those new teachers—their ini-
tial approach to developing a
philosophy of teaching should
include an evaluation of their
pupils’ learning styles, as advo-
cated by educational philoso-
pher Carl Jung.

The acquaintance of what
education is, and what its
intentions are, seems to play
an important role in the sup-
port of those institutions—
socially, politically and finan-
cially—that are devoted to the
training of our nation’s minds
and in ensuring that they hold
a respected place within a soci-
ety that has been dominated
by political cowards,
favouritism and bureaucrats
rather than by intellectuals.
Frankly, it seems that quite a
number of folks at the Min-
istry of Education, as well as
scores of the so-called educa-
tional stakeholders (parents,
some teachers, government),
are merely space cadets who
are hardly acquainted!

The search for identity is
today a common theme in the
sociology of education.

If there is no reformation of
the curriculum, no will to
incorporate the public and
educational stakeholders in the
implementation of a long term
educational plan and no forth-
right attainment of a balance in
school affairs and education is
arrived at, then truancy, unruli-
ness, a lackadaisical attitude,
failing grades and the promo-
tion and graduation of dumb
school leavers will continue to
afflict our society and the edu-
cational system.

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INTENT TO CHANGE NAME BY DEED POLL

The Public is hereby advised that |, PATRICIA PATRICE
BOWE of Cowpen Road off Golden Isles, Nassau,
Bahamas, intend to change the name to PATRICIA
PATRICE SMITH. If there are any objections to this change
of name by Deed Poll, you may write such objections to the Chiet
Passport Officer, P.O.Box N-742, Nassau, Bahamas no later than
thirty (30) days after the date of publication of this notice.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hareby givan that AKINS A.Â¥. LINTON PRATT
of SPITFIRE ROAD, P.O. Box N-10536, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
KnOWS any raason why registration/naturalization should
nol be granted, should ¢end a writen and ssgned slalement
of the facts within twenty-eight days fram the 14" day of
August, 2009 to the Minister responsible for natonality
and Cilizenship, PQ. Box N-?147, Nassau, Bahamas.





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in Nassau

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animals are treated”

September 25th, 2009. Dr Strasswimmer
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(Mahatma Gandhi 1869-1948)

Certified and a Fellow of the Mohs College.

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treatment process for skin cancer which is
now offered at The Skin Centre. It offers the
highest possible cure rate for many skin
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sacrifice of normal tissue. This cutting-edge
treatment requires highly specialized
physicians that serve as surgeon, pathologist
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Sands out of men's
110m hurdles finals
FROM page 11

was running well enough to
get into the final with ease.
He came into the champi-
onships having lowered his
national record to 13.38 for

Ostrava on June 17.

"I was really disappointed ‘
because I knew I had a }
chance to make the final," :
said a dejected Sands, who :
tumbled over as he crossed
the finish line. "Ijust hit too ;
many hurdles. That was the :
story of the race. I was right :
there, but I really felt I :
should have made the final."

After hitting each of the }
first three hurdles in the }
series of 10, Sands said he :
knew that he was going to }
be in trouble. But after he }
managed to stay in the race, :
he said he was able to regain

his composure.

Just as he did, Robles }
experienced his problems }
climbing over the fourth and ;
fifth hurdles in lane seven. }
However, he was unable to }
get back into the race. He }
leaned over the hurdles and }
waited until he was helped }

off the track.

"T was really concentrat- :
ing on what was going }
wrong with my race that I }
never really saw what hap- }
pened until after the race," }
said Sands, who stayed on }
the track for quite a while :
trying to analyse what went
wrong as he watched the }

replay.

With his second appear- :
ance in the championships :
over, Sands said he will }
remain in the Games Vil- }
lage until Monday, August :
24, cheering on the rest of }
the team, especially those }
left as they attempt to get :
the first medal for the }
Bahamas at these Champi- }

onships.

After the championships, }
Sands said he willremainin }
Europe where he has a few :
more meets to compete in }
before his season is com- }
pleted. "I know I'm ready :
to run," he said. "I just hada ;
horrible race and that kept }
me out of the final. Ireally :

should have been there."

Debbie posts fastest
qualifying time in

women's 200m semis

FROM page 11

out there like Veronica and :
Allyson, I know that I will }
have to do that in order to :
win a medal. But my goal :

is to win the gold."

The double national }
champion who is coming off ;
a sixth place finish in the }
final of the 100 on Sunday, :
holds the national record of ;
22.19 she set in Saint-Denis, }
Paris, France at the 9th :

World's in 2003.

While she prepares for :
the big showdown tonight, :
Ferguson-McKenzie had ;
nothing but praise for 19- }
year-old Sheniqua Fergu- }
son, whom she watched as ;
she ran 23.40 for seventhin

her heat of the semis.

"[ think if she was healthy }
all season long, she could }
have ran much better than }
she did," said Ferguson-
McKenzie of her future }
replacement. "I did she did :
a good job here running in }
her World Championship. }
The future looks bright for :

her."

n't get toruna PR.

"I tried really hard, but }
unfortunately, I think the }
competition was a little too }
tough out there for me," }
said Ferguson, the former }
junior college national }
champion who won the gold }
at the 12th IAAF World :
Junior Championships in }

Bydgoszcz last year.

"T can't really complain. }
I'm just happy that I went }
through this race and the }
championships without any }
injury. Now I can get ready
for the relay and hopefully :
we can go out there and win }

a medal for the Bahamas."

And Ferguson had a mes- }
sage for her idol, Debbie
Ferguson-McKenzie: "Just }
go out there and do it. I }
know that you can do it. }
Hopefully you will inspire }
me so that in the next two }
years, I will be back at the :
championships to win my }

medal."

Bound for Auburn Uni- }
versity at the completion of }
the championships, Fergu-
son said she was really }
pleased with her appear- :
ance, even though she did- }

Mackey, Kessler

training sessions

the third time this year in }

are called off

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BERLIN, Germany: After only one ses-
sion, it seems as if Bahamian super mid-
dleweight champion Jermaine 'Choo Choo'
Mackey may have worn out his training time
with WBA world champion Mikkel Kessler.
Mackey, 29, arrived here on Monday and was
only able to spar with Kessler on Tuesday.
Both sessions on Wednesday and yesterday at
the Hanns-Braun Sports Complex were called
off because Kessler's handlers indicated to
Mackey that the native from Denmark was
not feeling well.

"It was a great experience sparring with
Kessler, but I just can't wait to get back in
the ring with him," said Mackey as he enter-
tained The Tribune at the Senator Hotel
Berlin yesterday where he is staying.

"It's been everything that I expected and
even more. The level of intensity is very high
and it just let me know that for a guy ranked
number 24 in the world, I could be right there
with the top fighters in the world. I can only
learn from his training regimen, if he can come
back out.”

Mackey, who will be defending his British
Commonwealth title in October at the Kendal
Isaacs Gymnasium, was invited by Kessler's
camp to help him prepare for his defence of
his WBA title on September 12 against Gus-
myl Perdomo in Herning, Denmark.

After he got the upper hand of the initial
meeting, Mackey said he was disappointed
when Kessler's handlers indicated to him that
the last two sessions had to be called off
because Kessler needed to take a break.

"T'm still training and it gives me even more
time to prepare myself," said Mackey, who
went three rounds in his sparring with Kessler,
who did three more with a Canadian who is
also training at the site.

"My three was way more intensity and more
competition from what he got from the Cana-
dian. They were very impressed with me and
the condition that I'm in. So I'm very excited
to be here and to be able to give such a good
account of myself."

While he waits for Kessler to get back into
the ring, Mackey said he will take advantage
of the opportunity to go sightseeing and if he



WBA world champion Mikkel Kessler with the
Bahamas’ Jermaine Mackey.

gets a chance to view some of the action at the
Olympic Stadium with the Bahamian team at
the IAAF's 12th World Championships in
Athletics, he will certainly welcome it.

"['m just exploring Berlin, hopping on the
train and visiting as much sights as I can. I've
taken a lot of pictures of some of the places
I've been and I hope to do some more when-
ever I get a chance outside of the ring."

Although he misses his wife and children,
Mackey said he's already seen some souvenirs
that he hope to purchase for them to take
back with him when he leave here on Sep-
tember 5. In the meantime, he said he's been
in contact with his family and his First Class
Promotional team on a daily basis.

Mackey's manager and trainer Ray Minus
Jr. was originally scheduled to come with
Mackey, but he will be arriving here on Tues-
day, August 25 instead.

> IAAF SCHEDULE

BERLIN, Germany: Here's a look at the
schedule for the Bahamians competing over
the remainder of the IAAF's 12th World
Championships in Athletics:

TODAY

Women's 200 final

Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie, lane 4, starting at 3
pm ET.

Men's 400 final

Chris Brown, lane five at 3:20 pm ET.

SATURDAY

Women's 4 x 100 relay heats
12:10 pm ET.

Men's 4 x 400 relay heats
12:55 pm ET

Women's 4 x 100 relay final
2pm ET.

Women's 4 x 400 relay heats
2:15 pm ET.

SUNDAY

Women's 4 x 400 relay final
11:50 am ET.

Men's 4 x 400 relay final.
12:15 pm ET.

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Otticiating will be Rev, Patrick. Paul and interment will
follow in the Woodlawn Gardens Cemetery,

Left to cherish her memories are her: husband,
Wilton; children, Verna, Peter, Ceylon George And
Julie Clayton; grandchildren, Sophia, Arnett, Paula,
Darret and Livingston Drummond; Peter, Kevin and
Kim Clayton; Keisha, Marsha, Ceyon Jr, Aual and
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Chartton Ferguson, Mrs. Gilbert and family, Mrs.
Ritchie and family, Mrs. Johnson and family, Sharon
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be held at Southland Church of God on Sunday
2afd August at 2pm. Officiating will be Bishop Teuton
Stubbs and Interment will follow in the Woodlawn
Gardens Cemetery.

Memories will always linger in the hearts of her:
husband, Rev, Osbourne Alle; sons, Clyde And
Godirey Rolle; daughter, Margaret Newbokl; son-
in-taw, Milton Newbold; daughters-intaw, Nurse
sandra Ferguson-Rolla And Betsy Larson-Rolle:
grandchildren, Tomicko Rolla Clasandra Rolle-Smini
(Husband-Walton Smith), Michelle Rolle of Texas,
Drew Rolle of St. Petes, Tampa, Derick Major, Mitzi,
Mckisha And Menisha Newbold, Clarise Davis
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Bernard Hanna; sisters-in-law, Myrthlyn Jones,
Audrey Fernander, Daisy Hunson, Renee Williamson,
Eula Hepbum, Ruby Knowles, godchildren, Edna
Lopez, Sybiline Knowles, Pedro Delaney; numerous
neices and nephews including: Curlean, Sybiline,
lrane, Janet, Margarette, Eleanor, Zipporah, Miriam
of Canada and Sacario Leadon, Marion, Maria (Me.),
Rev, Myrtl Yn, Irene and Adriana (Bevans), Benjamin
& Jeremiah Rahming, Leonard Ferguson, Kirk, Louie,
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By RENALDO DORSETT
Sports Reporter
rdorsett@tribunemedia.net

JUST days after their first
tournament victory of the
year, Bahamian tennis ace
Mark Knowles and Indian
partner Mahesh Bhupathi
continued momentum with a
second round victory in the
latest in the US Open Series
of tournaments.

After a first round bye,
Knowles and Bhupathi

defeated the Spanish pair of
Feliciano Lopez and Fernan-
do Verdasco in three sets, 5-7,
6-4, 12-10 yesterday at the
Western and Southern Finan-
cial Group Masters in Cincin-

nati, Ohio.

The fourth seeded pair
overcame a rough start in the
opening set and finished
strong in come behind fash-
ion to take an extended third
set in a match that took an
hour and 29 minutes to com-
plete.

Lopez and Verdasco got
off to a quick start with three
aces in the opening set, and
won two of five break points,
while Knowles and Bhupathi
took just one of three.

In the second set, the
Spaniards took four aces and
saved four of five break
points but were unable to
overcome an opening 3-1
deficit.

The Indian-Bahamian pair
took 76 per cent of first ser-
vice points and converted the
lone break point of the set en
route to evening the match
at one set apiece.

As in the previous sets, the
third was fairly even statisti-
cally with Knowles and Bhu-
pathi gaining the edge in
serve points won, return
points won, and total points.

With the win, Knowles and
Bhupathi advanced to a 27-
14 record on the season while
Lopez and Verdasco fell to
6-7.

The Spanish pair took the
only previous meeting
between the two in the quar-
terfinals of the 2008 ATP



Masters Series in Rome Italy,
6-7(4), 6-4, 10-7.

They will advance to face
Michael Llodra and Jo-Wil-
fried Tsonga, both of France
in the quarterfinals.

Other teams already
advanced to the quarterfinals
include the second ranked
team of Daniel Nestor and
Nenad Zimonjic and the sev-
enth ranked team of Wesley
Moodie and Dick Norman.

The U.S. Open Series
includes two more tourna-
ments before the Grand Slam
finale in Flushing Meadows,
the Rogers Cup in Toronto
(August 17-23) and the Pilot
Pen in New Haven, Conneti-
cut (August 23-29).

MINISTER of
State for Youth,
Sports and Cul-
ture Charles May-
nard and |AAF
Representative
Pauline Davis-
Thompson at the
Olympic Stadium.

Maynard: IAAF championships
are more than an eye opener

By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BERLIN, Germany: Min-
ister of State for Youth,
Sports and Culture Charles
Maynard said the IAAF's
12th World Championships
in Athletics has been more
than an eye opener for him.

Maynard said what he's
seen at the Olympic Stadium
has gone beyond his wildest
dreams.

"It's actually a whole lot
different from watching it on
TV," said Maynard, who will

meet with the Bahamian team
today before he returns home
on Saturday.

"When I was told to come
here by Mr Bannister, I real-
ly didn't know what to expect.
But I've had the best tour
guide in the world in Pauline
Davis-Thompson, who made
sure that I met everybody and
was able to make all the con-
tacts that I need to make."

Maynard, accompanied by
his wife, said the Bahamas
count success in winning
medals, but he's seen so many
great performances from the
athletes here that the

Bahamas should be proud of
the athletes.

"We had so many athletes
who have made the semifinal
and final that at the right
time, we will get our medal
or medals," Maynard said.
"My only concern is that we
need to start focusing on
more of the younger athletes
so that we can continue to be
competitive at this level.”

During his interaction with
the delegates, Maynard also
got into a conversion with
both the IAAF and the Inter-
national Olympic Committee
about the gold medal that was

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Davis-Thompson from the
2000 Olympic Games in Syd-
ney, Australia after the ille-
gal use of drugs by American
Marion Jones.

"We've had our discussions
and we hope to have this mat-
ter resolved by the end of the
year,” Maynard said. "Hope-
fully sometime in the new
year, we will hold a fitting
tribute to present Pauline
with the medal."

Davis-Thompson, accom-
panied by her husband, said
she is delighted to have heard
the news from the IOC, but
she will wait until she gets the
final confirmation on the pre-
sentation by the Bahamas
Government.

As for introducing May-
nard to the dignitaries of both
the IAAF and the IOC,
Davis-Thompson said it was
really her honour and she
looks forward to working with
him in the future.

Looking at the perfor-
mances of the Bahamian
team here, Davis-Thompson
said she too is confident tat
the Bahamas will eventually
get a medal or two and it
could come starting tonight
with both Debbie Ferguson-
McKenzie in the women's 200
and Chris Brown in the men's
400.

"I'm really excited about
the rest of our potential at
these championships,” said
Davis-Thompson, who won
the Bahamas’ first female
medal with a silver in the
women's 400 metres at
Gothenburg, Sweden in 1995,
the same day that Troy Kemp
won the first male medal with
the gold in the men's high
jump.

Davis-Thompson, now
retired and coaching, said
she's had a very hectic time
here at the championships
and although she will have to
perform her jury duties today,
she will be rooting for the
Bahamas to finally get on the
podium.

As for Maynard, he said he
would like nothing better
than to witness a medal win-
ning performance before he
goes home.
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By BRENT STUBBS
Senior Sports Reporter
bstubbs@tribunemedia.net

BERLIN, Germany: Deb-
bie Ferguson-McKenzie wast-
ed no time in bursting out and
holding off Veronica Camp-
bell-Brown of Jamaica to post
the fastest qualifying time in

the women's 200 metres semi-

final yesterday.
Although it wasn't a sea-
son's best, Ferguson-McKen-

zie's time of 22.24 seconds

was good enough to head the
field going into tonight's final
at 3pm ET, just before Chris
‘Fireman’ Brown attempt to
join her on the podium with a

medal in the men's 400 final

at 3:30 pm ET.
While Ferguson-McKenzie

looks forward to the final,

PAGE 11



FRIDAY, AUGUST 21,

Muna Lee in three and
behind Campbell-Brown, the
Olympic champion, in five
and American Allyson Felix,
the defending champion, in
SIX.

"T just wanted to win my
heat."

During her heat, American
Marshevet Hooker, who beat
out Ferguson-McKenzie in
the first round of the prelimi-
naries, slid onto the track and
watched as the field left her
flat on the blue mondo track.
She never got up to complete
the race.

"T heard the noise behind
me, but I just tried to stay
focused on what I had to do,"
Ferguson-McKenzie said. "I
really didn't know what hap-
pened until after the race."

The women's 200 semis was



T

2009

the gold she got at the 8th
World's in Edmonton, Cana-
da after she was elevated
from the silver, said her goal
is to win a personal best
tonight.

"This is by far my best sea-
son, running as consistently
as I've been doing," she
admitted. "But I know that in
order for me to win a medal, I
will have to go out and run a
personal best and break the
national record.

"T feel I'm in that kind of
shape to do it and with so
many talented competitors

Michael Sohn/AP va ;



JAMAICA'S Veronica Campbell-Brown, right, and Bahamas’ Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie compete
ina Women's 200m semi-final at the World Athletics Championships in Berlin on Thursday, Aug.
20, 2009.

SEE page nine





held just before another spec-
tacular performance from
Usain Bolt of Jamaica, who
lowered the men's 200 world
record to 19.19 as he obliter-
ated the field to add to the
impressive 9.58 he clocked to
decrease his 100 mark.
Ferguson-McKenzie, who
now has the opportunity to
win the Bahamas' first medal
at these championships and
her second overall to go with

teenager Sheniqua 'Q’ Fer-
guson can only look to the
future after she finished sev-
enth in her heat on 23.40 and
out of contention with a 21st
placing overall.

"I knew we had a lot of fast
runners out there, so I really
had to run because getting a
good lane in the final came
into factor,” said Ferguson-
McKenzie, who will draw lane
four ahead of American




























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operator within the next
60 days, provided every-
thing went well, with the
Government looking to
achieve “a greater degree
of integration” between
casino and hotel operator.

“We are readying to
send a notice today to Isle
of Capri and those persons
that have been on the casi-
no with the identity of the
winning bidder,” Mr Van-
derpool-Wallace told Tri-
bune Business.

He declined, though, to
identify the winner,
explaining that it was not a
‘done deal’ yet. Comple-
tion depended on the can-
didate successfully com-
pleting the casino licens-
ing process, providing all
required information and
satisfying the Gaming
Board, and the minister
said there could still be
hold-ups to the process.

Still, Mr Vanderpool-
Wallace added: “We are
likely to find ourselves, in
the next 60 days, handing
over to a new casino oper-
ator provided they meet
the requirements of licens-
ing and the Gaming
Board.”

Finding a replacement
for Isle of Capri will
potentially safeguard some
234 jobs at the casino, with

SEE page six

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responsible for errors and/or omission
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‘Triple Play provider $100k outlay
eyes $16m ‘relaunch’ targets new

ad concept

* Bahamian firm allies with Clear Channel for
scrolling billboard ad initiative

* Hoping to launch in three to four months, once
Town Planning approval for identified sites received

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

A BAHAMIAN company seek-
ing to launch a ‘multiple play’ bun-
dle of communications services via
the Internet is planning an expand-
ed $16 million relaunch to
investors next month, Tribune
Business can reveal, with the sec-
tor’s new regulatory regime and
impending October expiry of
Cable Bahamas’ cable TV monop-
oly enabling it to expand its pro-
posed services.

IP Solutions International (IPSI)
has been seeking to raise a multi-
million dollar sum from Bahamian
and international investors, via private place-
ment, for some eight to nine months.

While the proposal and sum sought, ranging
from $6 million to $14 million, have been
revised several times since the company was
pitched as an investment opportunity pre-
Christmas 2008, the delay may have actually
benefited IP Solutions International (IPSI)
because the recent communications sector
regulatory reform has not only created a more
certain environment but expanded the possi-



EDISON SUMNER

ble range of services it can offer.

Edison Sumner, IP Solutions
International’s president and chief
executive, declined to comment
on any proposed re-launch when
contacted by Tribune Business.
That is understood to be sched-
uled for mid-September.

However, he did tell this news-
paper: “We’re hoping to present
ourselves to the public some time
in the fourth quarter this year.”

And Mr Sumner added: “We’ve
been working feverishly to make
this company ready for this mar-
HM ket, putting in the corporate infra-
structure to move this company
forward.

“We are very comfortable where we are
right now, and with where we are going in the
short to medium-term. We have made some
tremendous progress in the last couple of
months, and we are confident that once intro-
duced to the Bahamian public we will make
some tremendous inroads in a very short
space of time.”

Tribune Business understands that IP Solu-

SEE page five

20% jobless rate
‘unlikely’, says |
Chamber chief |

* Feels economy ‘probably at the bottom’, as household incomes

suffer 13.6% decline

* But says unemployment also ‘symptomatic of poor planning

internally’ by many Bahamian firms

* Says Bahamians with ‘premium employment’ history and
Masters Degrees interviewing for National Training Programme

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

THE Chamber of Com-
merce’s president yesterday
said the Bahamas’ unemploy-
ment rate was unlikely to hit
the 20 per cent mark because
the economy was “probably

bune Business, expressing
fears that prolonged and
increasing unemployment
would exacerbate the many
social problems the Bahamas
is facing and, in particular,
provoke a further rise in
crime.

“Tf you think we have social

at the bottom” right now, as
he warned employees still
working to treat their jobs “as
a luxury, not a right or enti-
tlement”.

Responding to data
released by the Department
of Statistics, which showed the
official unemployment rate
for New Providence had
increased from 12.1 per cent
in February 2009 to 14 per
cent in the three months to
May, Khaalis Rolle said the
situation was both a product
of the global recession and
poor planning by many
Bahamian companies.

“At this point, I don’t see
it,” said Mr Rolle, when asked
by Tribune Business whether
this nation’s unemployment
rate was likely to hit 20 per
cent, something that would
mean one in every five
Bahamians seeking work was
jobless.

“We are probably at the
bottom. Most of the indica-
tors are suggesting things will
turn around relatively soon,
but there might still be a slight
dip before we see an upward
trend and recovery.”

The Department of Statis-
tics yesterday said that the
number of unemployed
Bahamian workers had
increased by 9,540 year-over-
year, standing at a total 26,215
compared to 16,675 in 2008.

The national unemploy-
ment rate was pegged at 14.2
per cent as at May 2009, the
highest it has been since the
last major recession in the
early 1990s. And if New Prov-
idence is bad, Grand Bahama
- not surprisingly - is worse,
the unemployment rate there
having risen from 9 per cent
in 2008 to 14.6 per cent in
February 2009, and then to
17.4 per cent in May.

“Tf we hit the 20 per cent
barrier, that’s a significant
amount of the working popu-
lation,” Mr Rolle told Tri-

for a better life

issues now, this will be a law- }
less country,” Mr Rolle told}
Tribune Business. “People:
will be forced to do whatever }
they can to make money. :

“Tf you want to take a sign

SEE page seven

BROKERAGE

investment managem

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

A Bahamian company is
investing $100,000 in a new
marketing medium that could
be just three-four months away
from launching in New Provi-
dence, its president told Tri-
bune Business yesterday.

Damalus Curry, of Bahamas
Outdoor Media, said his com-
pany was awaiting the Town
Planning Committee’s approval

for locations identified for
scrolling billboards, an old con-
cept but new to the Bahamas.
Mr Curry said he had sur-
veyed areas such as John F.
Kennedy Drive, Carmichael
Road and Prince Charles Drive,
and had received permission to
put up billboards on several pri-
vate properties. The area on
which the billboard sits will be
rented to Bahamas Outdoor
Media by the property owners.

SEE page five

US WITISI Mm IIIN es
on airlift to support
Sandals purchase

* Resort chain to re-open Emerald Bay on
January 22 next year, following upgrades

* Exumians optimistic about economic
revival, but concern on all-inclusive concept

Sandals is Emerald Bay purchaser

@ By NEIL HARTNELL
Trib iness Esl

andals eyes dea
or Emerald Bay

By SNYARTNELL

By NEIL HARTNELL
Tribune Business Editor

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Minister says ‘in good position of having very strong interest’ in the

HOW Tribune
Business
revealed

the Sandals
purchase of
Emerald Bay

alo

The Government was yesterday talking to multiple airlines
in a bid to reduce air fares and increase airlift to Exuma, in a bid
to support Sandals’ acquisition of the Emerald Bay Resort,
with the Jamaican-headquartered resort chain planning to re-
open the property on January 22, 2010.

Vincent Vanderpool-Wallace, minister of tourism and avia-
tion, told Tribune Business that Sandals was “looking at a

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THE newly-established
Utilities Regulation and
Competition Authority
(URCA) held a town meet-
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Michael Symonette,
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explained that the new regu-
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communications was built on
three pillars, which include
the Communications Act
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as the primary governing
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regulate all other utilities.

“The regime was created
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investors who would be
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sector have a level of confi-
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He added that competition
in fixed voice telephony will
open up at the time of the
sale of the 51 per cent major-
ity share in BTC, with com-
petition in cellular telephony
slated to come on stream two
years after the privatisation
of BTC.

Under URCA, Mr
Symonette said there will be
an emphasis on proportional
and balanced regulation,
where market forces are
relied upon to ensure that
the sector is operating prop-
erly.

“In other words, market
forces will be relied on to
ensure that the quality of ser-
vices to the users are
improved, that prices are
reduced and that access to
high quality services are also
introduced. Where it’s not
possible in a reasonable time
for market forces to ensure
that these things would take
place then the regulatory
body would introduce regu-
lations that would allow for
proper regulation of the sec-
tor,” Mr Symonette said.

Focusing on some of
URCA’s priorities going for-
ward Usman Saadat,
URCA’s director of policy
and regulation, provided
details of URCA’s licensing
regime and BTC’s and Cable
Bahamas’ obligations as
operators with Significant
Market Power (SMP) and as
Universal Service Providers
for telecommunications and
Pay TV respectively.

Mr Saadat presented an
overview of the Communi-
cations Act 2009 as it relates
to the designation of univer-
sal service providers and
their obligations.

BTC is obligated to extend
access to basic telephony ser-
vices, and pay phone appa-
ratus to populated areas of
ten or more households.

Similarly, Cable Bahamas
must provide basic TV ser-
vices to all populated areas
and must carry six channels,
including ZNS, the Parlia-
mentary Channel, a religious
channel and three other
channels. Both BTC and
Cable Bahamas have obliga-
tions to provide internet ser-
vices to populated areas and
free internet to specified
institutions.

During the meeting Cat

Islanders shared their con-
cerns and desire for more
reliable and expanded com-
munications services, partic-
ularly in telecommunications,
the availability of wider
choice of content, and
greater coverage of broad-
band Internet services, which
are limited to a few areas on
Cat Island.

Mr Saadat explained that
URCA has an obligation to
further consumer interests
and protect consumer rights.
In this regard, Mr Saadat
encouraged consumers to
first express their concerns
and complaints to their ser-
vice providers and then, if
they are not satisfactorily
resolved, to seek assistance
from URCA.

“The more we hear from
you the more and better
informed we become, and
the better decisions we are
able to make as a regulator
on your behalf in order to
ensure that we can police
BTC and Cable Bahamas as
the two operators who have
market power and also have
obligations as universal ser-
vice providers,” Mr Saadat
said.

The process of regulatory
reform of electronic commu-
nications began in March
2008 with the Government’s
appointment of a committee
to make recommendations
in preparation for the pri-
vatisation of BTC and full
liberalisation of the sector.

According to Wendy War-
ren, member of the commit-
tee for the privatisation of
BTC, a preliminary review
found that the old regulatory
regime lacked credibility, was
hampered by disputes and
did not accommodate the
trend towards convergence
of technologies.

As a result, she said the
xommittee decided it was
necessary to undertake a
wholesale replacement of the
framework before the Gov-
ernment proceeded with its
goals for the privatisation of
BTC and full liberalization
of the sector.

She assured Cat Islanders
that significant progress has
been made with respect to
reforming electronic com-
munications and advancing
the way the business is regu-
lated and facilitated.

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Businesses are urged to

pick up education slack

By CHESTER ROBARDS
Business Reporter
crobards@tribunemedia.net

THE business communi-
ty should begin to play a piv-
otal roll in the development
of secondary education, the
Bahamas Chamber of Com-
merce’s president ysaid
esterday, sparking a heated
debate between himself and
the Rotary Club members
he was addressing.

Khaalis Rolle suggested
that businesses should pick
up the slack where the Gov-
ernment has fallen behind
in education in this country.

With the average grade
among Bahamian school
leavers declining every year,
Mr Rolle argued that
Bahamian businesses must
pump more resources, espe-
cially financing, into the gov-
ernment school system,
which seemed to be per-
forming worse than the pri-
vate system.

Mr Rolle argued that an
enormous part of the failing
educational system was the
lack of socialisation among
high school-aged children.
He lamented that many
teachers spend more class-
room time trying to teach

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social development and
proper social etiquette than
teaching their respective
subjects.

Recently-retired busi-
nessman and past president
of the Rotary Club of West
Nassau, Bismark Coakley,
said the idea of socialisation
was completely out of the
window with the generation
of students in schools at the
moment.

He asserted that govern-
ment and society should
accept that the generation
is lost, and work to improve
those coming behind it.

Mr Rolle said the Gov-
ernment’s decision to do
away with the guaranteed
student loan programme
was a mistake, but added
that the investment now
needs to be focused at the
level where children expe-
rience the highest degree of
social influence.

He said this was where the








private sector should focus
its investment, though he
agreed that the Government
was responsible for the year-
over-year failure of the edu-
cational system in the
Bahamas.

“The Government is fully
responsible. That’s why we
elect them ,and that’s why
we pay them and that’s why
we give them these com-
fortable cars,” said Mr
Rolle.

“T believe that the only
way this problem can be
resolved is if all the stake-
holders play a meaningful
role in it.”

Senior Partner at Deloitte
and Touche (Bahamas),
Raymond Winder, said the
Government made a mis-
take implementing the guar-
anteed loan programme
from the beginning. He
argued that an investment
in the expansion of the Col-
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An appointment 1s available for a marine professional in the
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qualified will be considered.

The successful candidate will be required to work in the London
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travel on the business of the Authority.

Technical and Compliance Officer
(STCW and Manning)

Applications are invited for the position of Technical & Compliance
Officer in the STCW and Manning Department of the BMA. The
STCW and Manning Section 1s responsible for all aspects related
to the training, certification and approval of seafarers and STCW
courses, and the assessment of the manning provisions, for The
Bahamas flagged fleet.

The successful candidate will be employed at a supervisory level
with duties including:
¢ Representing the Authority at meetings/forum on matters
relating to seafarers training and manning
* Oversight of the BMA processes and development of national
policies relating to seafarers, STCW course approval and safe
manning
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Owners, Managers and the Authority’s other stakeholders

Candidates for the post should have a university degree with practical
and theoretical knowledge of STCW Convention/Code and the
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qualifications gained 1n the field of maritime training/education or
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Applicants are invited to write, enclosing a copy of their C/V, and
details of their current salary to: Deputy Director, Inspections &
Surveys, The Bahamas Maritime Authority, 120 Old Broad Street,
London EC2N IAR, U K, or by email to tech@bahamasmaritime.c

om.

Closing date for applications 1s 28 August 2009. All applications
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ee =~ =
Government moves

on airlift to support
Sandals purchase

FROM page one

number of options” for its new-
ly-acquired third Bahamian
resort property.

He added: “Already we are
talking, within the last hour, with
new airline operators to go there
and provide support for the pro-
ject.

“One of the difficulties in
going to the Family Islands is
the high cost of air fares, and the
low availability of airlift. That
cannot continue into the future.”

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace has
been a leading advocate when
it comes to reducing airlift costs

and enhancing accessibility to
the Bahamas, viewing this as the
cost of accessing this nation’s
tourism product. The fewer bar-
riers to access and entry, in terms
of cost and transportation, the
easier it will be for tourists to
come to the Bahamas, so the
theory goes.

The minister yesterday
likened airlift to this nation’s
tourism infrastructure, playing
the same role as bridges and
roads. “We have to make sure
that infrastructure is in place,”
Mr Vanderpool-Wallace said,
“like with the roads and bridges.
We have to make sure we do

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that SHIRLEY MIREAULT
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Tribune Business exclusively
revealed that Sandals was Emer-
ald Bay’s purchaser on July 13,
and again later in the month.
Yesterday, a Sandals spokes-
woman confirmed to this news-
paper that the chain’s plans for
Emerald Bay called for a “luxu-
ry, all-inclusive” development
consistent with its other
Caribbean properties.

While it was too early for San-
dals to place a number on its full
staffing levels once Emerald Bay
became operational, the spokes-
woman said the chain would
seek to hire “ as many as possi-
ble” of the 400-500 staff released
in June 2009 when the former
Four Seasons property was
closed by the then-receivers.

However, she declined to
comment on the level of invest-
ment Sandals would be making
to return Emerald Bay, its 14th
resort, to standard, previous esti-
mates having pegged this at
between $50-$100 million.

The 500-acre resort, Sandals
said in a statement, will be
renamed Sandals Emerald Bay,
and include the chain’s first ever
133-slip marina, able to accom-
modate yachts up to 300 feet in
length. The upgrades that will
take place between now and the
re-opening will feature a new
pool complex and extra dining
establishments.

Gordon ‘Butch’ Stewart, San-
dals’ founder and chairman, said
the resort would include 190 lux-
ury accommodations with styles
ranging from beachfront villas
to bay house settings - all on the
oceanfront, and all serviced by
trained butlers.

Mr Stewart said: “This is a
remarkable moment in the his-
tory of Sandals Resorts. We are
acquiring one of the most spec-
tacular pieces of real estate in
the Caribbean, which was oper-
ated by one of the world’s most
highly regarded hotel compa-
nies.

“This is a reflection of all that
Sandals Resorts has accom-
plished and a tremendous oppor-
tunity to further demonstrate
our commitment to providing
the very best vacation in the
Caribbean.

“We look forward to bringing
our Luxury Included experience
to this special property, which
has been kept to impeccable
standards.”

While welcoming Sandals
acquisition of Exuma’s ‘anchor
resort property’, islanders and
native Exumians also expressed
some concerns that Sandals’ all-
inclusive format might limit the
benefits for Bahamian business-
es and entrepreneurs as guests
would largely stay on-property.

Chester Cooper, British
American Financial’s president
and chief executive, said that
while he supported the purchase
he was “hopeful” it would not
be an all-inclusive.

“T have a personal bias against
them,” explained the Exuma
native. “I believe a non-all inclu-
sive brand will do a better job
of promoting entrepreneurship
in the community, and help busi-
nesses outside the hotel to thrive.
That’s the general objective.”

However, Mr Cooper
described as “absolutely good
news” the arrival of a high-end,
established operator such as San-
dals in Exuma, as it heralded the
possibility of an economic revival
following the previous lay-offs
of 400-500 Emerald Bay staff.

The amenities Sandals is
proposing include a fully-
equipped tennis center featur-
ing six Har-tru courts lit for night
play with professional stadium
seating fit for competition; a full-
service Red Lane Spa with 22
indoor treatment areas and six
exotic outdoor sanctuaries; six
gourmet restaurants, including
four new concepts introduced
by Sandals Resorts, a fine-dining
seafood restaurant, an authen-
tic Italian brick-oven pizzeria, a
French-style café and a tradi-
tional British pub complete with
a pool and snooker room.

Emerald Bay will also feature
three pools, including a brand
new freshwater pool.

This pool will have a Jacuzzi,
swim-up pool bar and fire-pit
seating area in the center.

The resort will cater to busi-
ness and meetings customers,
offering 13,000 square feet of
flexible indoor and outdoor
meeting space.

This will include three large
ballrooms with separate event
entrance that can be converted
into smaller rooms, all with
access to a dedicated conference
facility kitchen and two meet-
ings rooms.

* While there was good news
on the Emerald Bay front, some
200-300 staff at RIU Paradise
Island face three months without
work as the resort closes for
major renovations, it was
revealed last night.
THE TRIBUNE

FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 5B



FROM page one

tions International will again
be targeting selected institu-
tional and high net worth
investors with a private place-
ment when it makes its new
pitch to the market, offering a
mix of equity and debt instru-
ments, such as preference
shares. Bank debt will also be
used to finance the compa-
ny’s start-up.

IP Solutions International
was initially targeting busi-
nesses such as hotels, plus gat-
ed communities, as a cus-
tomer base for a variety of
services it will transmit down
just one Internet line, hence
the ‘Multiple Play’ descrip-
tion. The services will include
Internet, TV via Internet Pro-
tocol, video-on-demand
(VOD) games, and Voice
over Internet Protocol (VoIP)
phone services.

Cable Bahamas current
cable TV monopoly prevent-
ed IP Solutions Internation-
al from offering services to

Triple Play’

the Bahamian public, but its
expiry and the impending lib-
eralisation of the electronic
communications sector are
understood to have enabled
the latter to broaden its plans
beyond its initial target mar-
ket. The new regulatory
regime is likely to be imple-
mented from September 1,
2009.

Tribune Business also
understands that IP Solutions
International has been work-
ing diligently behind the
scenes to make sure there are
no copyright issues with its
content once it launches.

Mr Sumner declined to
comment on the markets IP
Solutions International was
targeting, but told Tribune
Business: “We’re much bet-
ter prepared now than we
were then. We’ve got a lot
more options than we did
when we started. It’s really
time to crystallise planning
and finalise the paperwork.”

Hakers Hap

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.

General Superintendent, Vertical Construction

Key Responsibilities include:

Â¥ Supervise subcontractors on site for scheduling, quality, and safety.

Y Quantity survey as required,

Â¥ Assist with project close out documentation including monitoring of punch
list corrections, collecting warranty information, and samples.

Â¥ Supervise and monitor staff and staffing levels.

Â¥ Call for inspections and follow up that inspections were performed and

approved,

Â¥ Hold and attend subcontractor meetings and safety meetings.
Â¥ Hold and attend preconstruction meetings with subcontractors for conduct

and contract compliance.

Qualifications

Â¥ Minimum of 20 years in construction administration of high-end residential

and commercial facilities.

Â¥ Excellent computer skills in particular Microsoft Word, Excel, and Project,
Timberline Project Management and Primavera.
Â¥ Excellent written and oral communication skills,

IP Solutions International
is understood to have already
signed up several customers,
and its business plan also calls
for the creation of other
Bahamian entrepreneurs - not
just employees. When oper-
ations ramp up, though, the
company is hoping to employ
several hundred people.

IP Solutions International
had previously told Tribune
Business that it had aimed to
serve more than 5,000
Bahamians hotel rooms dur-
ing its first year of operation.

The company had also been
talking to a ‘foreign partner’
who had offered to finance
construction of its IP (Internet
Protocol) head-end technol-
ogy for $2 million.

Tribune Business had pre-
viously reported that IP Solu-
tions International was in
talks with Systems Resource
Group (SRG), parent com-
pany of IndiGo Networks, to
use parts of its infrastructure
to deliver its services. It is not
known how far talks have
progressed, though.

~$100k outlay targets

new ad concept

FROM page one

The 10 foot by 10 foot scrolling billboards will
be able to hold up to 16 ads at a time, and at
$2,500 per ad, per month and per location, Mr
Curry said this newly -ntroduced media will be
less expensive than most other types of adver-
tising.

“What makes outdoor advertising even more
attractive to businesses is the fact that it does
not cost as much as other advertising, such as
television commercials,” he said.

“It is also considered more cost effective
compared to other types of advertising, such
as radio commercials and print advertise-
ments.”

Bahamas Outdoor Media has aligned itself
with one of the largest advertising firms in the
US, Clear Channel Communications, as an
advertising outlet in the Bahamas for US busi-
nesses.

Though Clear Channel has a huge arsenal
of billboards across the US, Mr Curry has
turned to a European company for production
of Bahamas Outdoor Media's product.

Hiaker's Wap

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

When Town Planning has approved the sites,
Mr Curry suggested he and his team will have to
travel to Amsterdam for training on how to
install the ads and maintain the billboards.

He said Bahamas Outdoor Media will sustain
a permanent staff of about five individuals
including his wife, who is the vice-president of
the company. All other aspects of the firm,
including ad design and printing, will be out-
sourced.

Mr Curry has identified three graphic design
companies locally, and two abroad.

“T try to do as much locally as possible just to
support Bahamians,” said Mr Curry.

Bahamas Outdoor Media is also trying to
secure spaces in the airport for similar scrolling
advertising billboards, and also provides brand-
ed tents and flags for events such as fairs and
expositions.

“We offer clients the flexibility to keep their
promotional landscape fresh without a huge
investment,” said Mr Curry. “Additionally, all
of our pricing includes product set-up, take
down and maintenance. All of this saves our
clients from upfront investment, time and has-
sles.”

Hiaker's diay

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.

Assistant Marketing Manager

Key Requirements

YÂ¥ A demonstrated track record of sales to high net worth clients

Â¥ Extensive experience maintaining strong long term customer relationships
wilh significant add-on/repeat business

Â¥ Astrong existing network with high net worth clients in the U.S.A. , Europe

and The Bahamas

Â¥ Ability to develop and implement marketing campaigns to high net worth

clients

Qualifications

Â¥ Bachelor's degree in Sales, Marketing or related subject; professional

certifications

Â¥ Minimum five (5) years experience in high net worlh real estate

promotions

Â¥ Must be proficient in C2C software, ACT, Power Point, Microsoft Word,

Excel and Asset Manager

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available,

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Key Requirements include:

Qualifications

Â¥ Must have previous experience on golf course crew.

Â¥ Knowledge of Toro site pro Irrigation system.

Â¥ Be able to follow basic and detailed instructions under the Superintendent.
Â¥ Experience with fertilizer and chernical applications.

Â¥ Knowledge of warm season grasses a plus.

Â¥ Minimum of 2-3 years experience in golf course maintenance.
Â¥ Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Turf Management or related field.
Â¥ Excellent written and oral communication skills

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and

dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player, have a positive

Â¥ Well organized, self motivated, and able to meet demanding deadlines
and handle multiple tasks and projects.

Â¥ Must be able to accurately read plans and work well with all construction
and architectural personnel, engineers and owners.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume
to the attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbyclub.com or by fax
at 242-367-0613.

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”

Hisakbeay' dts
Haker's Dap

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available,

Executive Chef

Key Responsibilities

Â¥ Ability to skillfully prepare international cuisine

Â¥ Plan, design and cost menus for a variety of outlets

Â¥ Recruit, manage, and train culinary team.

Â¥ Manage the culinary budget and food cost.

Â¥ Maintain an effective inventory and supplies vendor list of local and
international suppliers.

Qualifications

Â¥ Bachelor's degree in Culinary Arts or related subject; professional
certifications

Â¥ Minimum ten (10) years experience at a five-star club, resort or restaurant
with at least three (3) years international or off-shore experience,

Â¥ Previous experience with a start-up property a plus.

Â¥ Must be innovative, demonstrate strong leadership and culinary skills,
must be able to train others and execute ideas and standards.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player, work at the highest
standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume
to the attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbayclub.com or by
fax at 242-367-0613,

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”

Â¥ Must be innovative, demonstrate strong leadership and customer relations
skills
Â¥ Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player, work af the highest
standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume
to the attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbayclub.com or by
fax at 242-367-0613.

Hiaker's hap

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.

Golf Clubhouse Manager

Key Responsibilities

Start up new golf clubhouse, including all systems and elements for new golf
program

Oversee all Atlantic Clubhouse staff and daily operations of golf, retail, and food
& beverage

Financial accountability for creating forecasts, budgets, as well as compliance

Direct and oversee all aspects of member services for the golf club, including the

sequence of service and amenity programs

Develop and implement service standards for golf operations and associated
Member Services and ensure consistent high levels of all service standards
Conduct quarterly training and departmental reviews

Qualifications

Minimum of Associate degree in Golf Course Management, Business
Administration; Bachelor's degree a plus.

Minimum of 5 years in Golf Course Management

Previous experience in a hotel or private club preferred.

Experience in opening a golf course clubhouse a plus

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and dynamic
organization and must be a self-starter, team player, work at the highest standards of
performance, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume to the
attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbyclub.com or by fax at 242-367-
0613,

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”

attitude, work af the highest standards of performance, and meet deadlines.
Persons without relevant experience will not be considered.

If you are progressive and prepared to advance your career, submit your resume
{o the atfention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbyclub.com or by fax
at 242-367-0613.

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”

Hiaker's dap

Great Guana Cay, Abaco
The Bahamas

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

You are invited to apply for the following position currently available.

Design Manager

Key Responsibilities

Â¥ Sit on design review committee that ensures design guidelines and
adherence fo project.

Â¥ Assist architect of record with securing necessary building permits.

Â¥ Respond to ASI/RFI questions during building process.

Â¥ List requests and change orders including pricing etc. from owners.

Â¥ Provide field reports and punch lists, and ensuring the contractors
compliance with the plans and technical specifications.

Â¥ Coordinate the design of new facilties.

Qualifications

Â¥ Bachelor's and Master's degree in Architecture from an accredited
university

Â¥ Minimum of 10 years of progressive experience in architecture and interior
design and construction administration of commercial and residential
structures.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work in a growing and
dynamic organization and must be a self-starter, team player, work at the highest
standards of performance, and meet deadlines.

If you are progressive and prepared fo advance your career, submit your resume
fo the attention of the Director of HR & Training, hr@bakersbyclub.com or by fax
at 242-367-0613.

“Becoming the Employer of Choice in The Bahamas!”


PAGE 6B, FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009

THE TRIBUNE



5
Government chooses new casino firm

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that MELVINA LAVERN DAVIS
of SPRINGFIELD ROAD, P.O. Box CB-12397, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 14" day of
August, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE

IN THE ESTATE OF WILLIAM ROOSEVELT
WALLACE late of Market Street in the Northern
District of the Island of New Providence one of the
Islands of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas,
deceased.

NOTICE is hereby given that all persons having
any claim or demand against the above Estate
are required to send the same duly certified
in writing to the Undersigned on or before the
31st day of August, A.D. 2009, after which date the
Co-Executors will proceed to distribute the assets
having regard only to the claims to which they
shall then have had notice.

AND NOTICE is hereby given that all persons
indebted to the said Estate are requested to make
full settlement on or before the date hereinbefore
mentioned.

MERIDIAN LAW CHAMBERS
Attorneys for the Co-Executors
Chambers,

P.O. Box N-168,

East Bay Shopping Center,
East Bay Street,
Nassau, Bahamas.

COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS
IN THE SUPREME COURT

IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece parcel of land being Parcel A
bounded on the NORTH by the other part of Gladstone Road Crown
Allotment #22 now or formerly the Property of F A. Garraway and
running thereon Fifty-two Feet and thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’),
bounded on the EAST by Parcel B and running thereon One
Hundred Twenty-five Feet (125’), bounded on the SOUTH by the
portion of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly
the property of Richard Sands and running thereon Fifty-Two Feet
and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.327) and bounded on the WEST by
the other portion of the Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or
formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon One
Hundred Twenty-five Feet (125’) containing Six Thousand
Eighty-three square feet (6,083 sq. ft.) and situated in the Western
District of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the
Commonwealth of The Bahamas shown on the plan filed herein and
thereon coloured pink AND IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece
parcel of land being Parcel B bounded on the NORTH by the other
art of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the
roperty of F A. Garraway and running thereon Fifty-two Feet and
thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’), bounded on the EAST by the other
ortion of the Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now_or
ormerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon One
Hundred Twenty-five Feet (125°), bounded on the SOUTH by
the portion of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or
formerly the property of Richard Sands and running thereon
Fifty-Two Feet and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’) and
bounded on the WEST by Parcel A and running thereon One Hundred
Twenty-five Feet (125’) containing Six Thousand Eighty-three square
feet (6,083 sq. ft.) and situated in the Western District of the said Island
of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas shown on the plan filed herein and thereon coloured yellow.

AND IN THE MATTER of the Quieting Titles Act, 1959

AND IN THE MATTER of the Petition of Buster, Caswell and
Pauline Ferguson.

2009/CLE/qui/0666

NOTICE
The Quieting Titles Act 1959

The Petition of Buster Ferguson of the Eastern District in the
Island of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth
of The Bahamas, Pauline and Caswell Ferguson both of the Southern
District of the said Island of New Providence in respect of: - ALL
THAT piece parcel of land being Parcel A bounded on the NORTH
by the other part of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or
formerly the Property of FA. Garraway and running thereon
Fifty-two Feet and thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’), bounded on the
EAST by Parcel B and ae thereon One Hundred Twenty-five Feet
(125’), bounded on the SOUTH by the portion of Gladstone Road Crown
Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and
running thereon Fifty-Two Feet and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’) and
bounded onthe WEST by the other portion of the Gladstone Road Crown
Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and
running thereon One Hundred Twenty-five Feet (125”) containing Six
Thousand Eighty-three square feet (6,083 sq. ft.) and situated in the
Western District of the Island of New Providence one of the Islands of
the Commonwealth of The Bahamas shown on the plan filed herein and
thereon coloured pink AND IN THE MATTER OF ALL THAT piece
parcel of land being Parcel B bounded on the NORTH by the other part
of Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the Property
of F A. Garraway and running thereon Fifty-two Feet and thirty-two
Hundredths (52.32’), bounded on the EAST by the other portion of the
Gladstone Road Crown Allotment #22 now or formerly the property
of Richard Sands and running thereon One Hundred Twenty-five Feet
(125’), bounded on the SOUTH by the portion of Gladstone Road Crown
Allotment #22 now or formerly the property of Richard Sands and
running thereon Fifty-Two Feet and Thirty-two Hundredths (52.32’) and
bounded on the WEST by Parcel A and running thereon One Hundred
Twenty-five Feet (125’) containing Six Thousand Eighty-three square
feet (6,083 sq. ft.) and situated in the Western District of the said Island
of New Providence one of the Islands of the Commonwealth of The
Bahamas shown on the plan filed herein and thereon coloured yellow.

Buster, Caswell and Pauline Ferguson claim to be the owners
of the fee simple estate in possession of the tracts of land hereinbefore
described free from encumbrances.

AND the Petitioners have made application to the
Supreme Court of the Commonwealth of The Bahamas under
Section 3 of The Quieting Titles Act 1959 to have their title to
the said tracts of land investigated and the nature and extent
thereof determined and declared in a Certificate of Title to be
granted by the Court in accordance with the provisions of the said Act.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that any _ persons
having Dower or a Right to Dower or an Adverse Claim or a
claim not recognized in the petition shall on or before the 30th of
September A.D., 2009 file in the Supreme Court and serve on the
Petitioners or the undersigned a statement of his claim in the pre-
scribed form verified by an Affidavit to be filed therewith. Failure of
any such person to file and serve a statement of his claim on or before
the 30th of September A.D., 2009 will operate as a bar to such claim.

Copies of the Filed Plan may be inspected at:

1. The Registry of the Supreme Court;

2. The Chambers of Graham, Thompson & Co. attorneys for
the Petitioner, Sassoon House, Shirley Street & Victoria
Avenue, Nassau, N.P., Bahamas;

Dated the 6th day of August A.D., 2009

GRAHAM, THOMPSON & CO.,
Chambers,
Sassoon House,
Shirley Street & Victoria Avenue,
Nassau, Bahamas.
Attomeys for the Petitioners



FROM page one

the Government having deliv-
ered on the first part of its
agreement with Isle of Capri.

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
said the Government had to
inform the existing operator
that it had identified its
replacement by August 31,
2009, and having now done

so Isle of Capri “will remain
in place until the end of Octo-
ber”, when the licensing
process and transition/han-
dover are scheduled to be
completed.

Now, October 31, 2009, is
“very much a drop dead date
to get this done”.

The minister told Tribune
Business that the winning












































NOTICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS COMPANIES ACT. 2000
No. 45 of 2000

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with Section 138 (4)
of the International Business Companies Act, (No. 45 of 2000),
HARSTAD INVESTMENTS LIMITED, is in dissolution.
Continental Liquidators Inc. is the Liquidator and can be
contacted at 60 Market Square, P.O. Box 1906, Belize City,
Belize. All persons having claims against the above-named
company are required to send their names, addresses and par-
ticulars of their debts or claims to the Liquidator before 19th
day of September, 2009.

Th 1A. Frasr
Doe (Cot unui Ligqeeaonr, Ie.

U gerd

NOTICE

This is to inform the public that Martin-Essex
Solomon has retired from the Firm of Higgs
& Kelly. Godfrey Kenneth Kelly, C.M.G. and
Ronald James Cole will continue to carry on a
law partnership practicing under the firm name
“Higgs & Kelly” at Chambers situate at 384 Bay
Street, P.O. Box N-4818, Nassau, Bahamas,
telephone 322-7511. Mr. Solomon is no longer a
partner of the Firm but continues in the capacity
of a consultant to the firm.

BAHAMAS FIRST
HOLDINGS LIMITED

Oe eR eels b)

Bahamas First Holdings Limited hereby notifies all its
shareholders that based on the results of the Audited
Financial Statements of the Company for the year ended
31st December 2008, the Board of Directors has declared
an extraordinary dividend of two cents (2 ¢) per ordinary
share to be paid 31st August 2009, to all shareholders of
record as of 13th August 2008.

ROYAL = FIDELITY

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operator was selected from a
shortlist of four that the Gov-
ernment “thought would be
appropriate for what we are
trying to do” with the casino
and the Grand Bahama
tourism product in general.
Smaller casino operators, he
said, were rejected because
they did not bring the syner-
gies, scale, brand name and
marketing reach sought.

When asked whether it was
a major casino brand, Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace hinted
that the deal could be broad-
er than just the casino opera-
tions.

Although he gave no
explicit details, his comments
left open the possibility that
the new operator might also
brand the Our Lucaya hotel,
possibly even taking over its
management/operations. Giv-
en that the property has not
been profitable for owner
Hutchison Whampoa, a pur-
chase of the hotel may not
even be out of the question.

“The answer is maybe,” Mr
Vanderpool-Wallace, when
asked whether it was a major
brand lined up to replace Isle
of Capri. “That is the best way
to put it.

“Tt really depends entirely
on how much of the opera-
tions they will get involved in.
One of the great impediments
in Grand Bahama has been
the separation of the hotel
operations and the casino
operations, and we are seek-
ing to integrate that. It is the
degree to which all parties
integrate that will determine
whether it is seen as a major
brand.

“We've never seen a suc-
cessful casino operation
unless it is integrated with the
hotel.”

Mr Vanderpool-Wallace
conceded that the selection

of a winning candidate to take
over the Our Lucaya casino’s
operations was “a major
relief”, both for the Govern-
ment and the Grand Bahama
economy.

“Tt is a very important part
of the Grand Bahama tourism
experience,” he said of the
casino, “and we’re trying not
only to retain it but enhance it
to improve the destination’s
competitiveness.”

Freeport has not proven to
be a happy experience for Isle
of Capri, its our Lucaya-based
casino suffering a $2.934 mil-
lion net operating loss for the
financial year to April 26,
2009, a 7.7 per cent increase
upon the previous year’s loss-
es.

The operator of Our
Lucaya’s casino unveiled a
slight increase to the $2.275
million net operating loss
incurred during its 2008 finan-
cial year, based on a 29.5 per
cent reduction in revenues for
the 12 months to end-April
2009.

The Isle-Our Lucaya casino
saw its net gaming revenues
drop from $15.548 million to
$10.969 million during its 2009
financial year, with the gross
operating loss more than
tripling from $826,000 to
$2.917 million.

A $17,000 depreciation
charge took Isle of Capri’s net
losses from its Grand
Bahama-based casino to
$2.934 million.

Isle of Capri was making
annual rental payments of
$1.9 million to Hutchison
Whampoa under the terms of
a two-year lease that it signed
on June 1, 2007.

The property is a 19,000
square foot casino and offers
303 slot machines, 25 table
games and a 110-seat restau-
rant.

NOTICE

NOTICE is hereby given that JOSEPH MCINTOSH of
PINEWOOD GARDENS, P.O. Box N-720, NASSAU,
BAHAMAS, is applying to the Minister responsible for
Nationality and Citizenship, for registration/naturalization
as a citizen of The Bahamas, and that any person who
knows any reason why registration/naturalization should
not be granted, should send a written and signed statement
of the facts within twenty-eight days from the 21% day of
August, 2009 to the Minister responsible for nationality
and Citizenship, P.O. Box N-7147, Nassau, Bahamas.

NOTICE
HOLTON BUSINESS LTD.

In Voluntary Liquidation

Notice is hereby given that in accordance with
Section 138(4) of the International Business
Companies Act. 2000, HOLTON BUSINESS LTD.
is in dissolution as of August 17, 2009.

James M. Meyer situated at 701 Brickell Avenue,
Suite 1400, Miami, Florida is the Liquidator.

LIQUIDATOR

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BISX LISTED & TRADED SECURITIES AS OF:
THURSDAY, 20 AUGUST 2009
BISX ALL SHARE INDEX: CLOSE 1,564.00] CHG 0.00| %CHG 0.00 | YTD -148.36 | YTD % -8.66
FINDEX: CLOSE 783.64 | YTD -6.14% | 2008 -12.31%
WWW_BISXBAHAMAS.COM | TELEPHONE: 242-323-2330 | FACSIMILE: 242-323-2320

52wk-Low Securit y
1.28 Abaco Markets 1.34
10.00 Bahamas Property Fund 11.00
6.25 Bank of Bahamas 6.25
0.63 Benchmark 0.63
3.15 Bahamas Waste 3.15
2.14 Fidelity Bank 2.37
10.18 Cable Bahamas 11.35
2.74 Colina Holdings 2.74
5.50 Commonwealth Bank ($1) 5.73
1.27 Consolidated Water BDRs 3.80
1.32 Doctor's Hospital 2.00
6.60 Famguard 6.60
10.00 Finco 10.63
10.30 FirstCaribbean Bank 10.30
4.95 Focol (S) 5.13
1.00 Focol Class B Preference 1.00
0.30 Freeport Concrete 0.30
5.49 ICD Utilities 5.50
10.39 J. S. Johnsen 10.39
10.00 Premier Real Estate 10.00

BISX LISTED DEBT SECURITIES - (Bonds trade on a Percentage Pricing b
Last Sale

52wk-Hi_ 52wk-Low
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00
1000.00

Securit
Fidelity Bank Note 17 (Series A) +
Fidelity Bank Note 22 (Series B) +
Fidelity Bank Note 13 (Series ©) +
Fidelity Bank Note 15 (Series D) +

Symbol
FBB17
FBB22
FBB13
FBB15

Previous Close Today's Close

EPS $
0.127
0.992
0.244

-0.877
0.078
0.055
1.406
0.249
0.419
0.111
0.382
0.420
0.322
0.794
0.332
0.000
0.035
0.407
0.952
0.180

ases)

Interest

Change Div S$ P/E
1.34 0.00
11.00 0.00
6.25 0.00
0.63 0.00
3.15 0.00
2.37 0.00
11.35 0.00
2.74 0.00

Daily Vol.

5.73 0.00
3.80 0.00
2.00 0.00
6.60 0.00
10.63 0.00
10.30 0.00
5.13 0.00
1.00 0.00
0.30 0.00
5.50 0.00
10.39 0.00
10.00 0.00

Change Daily Vol.

100.00 0.00 7%
100.00 0.00 Prime + 1.75%
100.00 0.00 7%

19 October 2017
19 October 2022
30 May 2013

100.00 0.00 20 Prime + 1.75% 29 May 2015

Fidelity Over-The-Counter Securities

52wk-Low Symbol Bid $
Bahamas Supermarkets 7.92
Caribbean Crossings (Pref) 4.00

RND Holdings 0.35

Ask $

Last Price EPS $
-0.041
0.000

0.001

Div $ P/E
0.300
0.480 N/M
0.000 256.6

Weekly Vol.
8.42 14.60
6.25 6.00
0.40 0.35

Colina Over-The-Counter Securities

ABDAB 30.13
RND Holdings 0.45

31.59

29.00
0.55 0.55

4.540
0.002

0.000 9.03
0.000 261.90

BISX Listed Mutual Funds

Fund Name NAV
CFAL Bond Fund 1.4005
CFAL MSI Preferred Fund 2.9047
CFAL Money Market Fund 1.4842
3.1031 Fidelity Bahamas G & | Fund
12.3870 Fidelity Prime Income Fund
100.0000 CFAL Global Bond Fund
93.1992 CFAL Global Equity Fund
1.0000 CFAL High Grade Bond Fund
9.0775 Fidelity International Investment Fund
1.0000 FG Financial Preferred Income Fund
FG Financial Growth Fund
FG Financial Diversified Fund

1.3320
2.8952
1.4075
3.1143
13.0484
101.6693
96.7398
1.0000
9.3399
1.0622
1.0000
1.0000

1.0243
1.0585

YTD%

-1.20 -3.66

-8.01 -12.43

-0.84 2.43

Last 12 Months Div $ Yield % NAV Date
31-Jul-09
31-Jul-09
14-Aug-09
31-Jul-09
31-Jul-09
30-Jun-09
30-Jun-09
31-Dec-07
31-Jul-09
30-Jun-09
30-Jun-09
30-Jun-09

3.48 5.15

3.53 5.55

3.41 5.84
1.10 1.67
0.35 -4.18
0.00 0.00
2.69 -1.41
2.56 6.22

2.04 5.85

MARKET TERMS

BISX ALL SHARE INDEX - 19 Dec 02 = 1,000.00

52wk-Hi - Highest closing price in last 52 weeks

52wk-Low - Lowest closing price in last 52 weeks

Previous Close - Previous day's weighted price for daily volume
Today's Close - Current day's weighted price for daily volume
Change - Change in closing price from day to day

Daily Vol. - Number of total shares traded today

DIV $ - Dividends per share paid in the last 12 months

P/E - Closing price divided by the last 12 month earnings

KS) - 4for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 8/8/2007

KS1) - 3-for-1 Stock Split - Effective Date 7/11/2007

YIELD - last 12 month dividends divided by closing price
Bid $ - Buying price of Colina and Fidelity

Ask $ - Selling price of Colina and fidelity

Last Price - Last traded over-the-counter price

Weekly Vol. - Trading volume of the prior week

EPS $ - A company’s reported earnings per share for the last 12 mths
NAV - Net Asset Value

N/M - Not Meaningful

FINDEX - The Fidelity Bahamas Stock Index. January 1, 1994 = 100

TO TRADE CALL: COLINA 242-502-7010 | ROYALFIDELITY 242-356-7764 | FG CAPITAL MARKETS 242-396-4000 | COLONIAL 242-502-7525


THE TRIBUNE



FRIDAY, AUGUST 21, 2009, PAGE 7B

0 -<
20% jobless rate ‘unlikely’,

says Chamber chief

FROM page one

of the times, when I recently
drove past the Paradise
Island Bridge-Mackey Street
junction, there were seven
to eight street vendors hawk-
ing newspapers, phone cards
and drinks. They were peo-
ple you would not normally
see doing these things.
“People are desperate,
they need help and they
need relief. Those I saw are
using whatever [legitimate]
methods they can, and are
willing to stand outside in
the baking sun and earn
money to pay their way.”
However, the Chamber
president pointed out that
others were likely to turn to

earn a living.

Mr Rolle, who is chairing
the Government-sponsored
National Training Pro-
gramme, an _ initiative
designed to re-train some
1,000 unemployed Bahami-
ans for jobs in sectors where
there is demand for new
workers, said the increas-
ingly desperate search for
employment that many were
enduring became painfully
apparent during interviews
he conducted.

“Going through the inter-
view process with applicants

more nefarious means to

for the National Training

Legal Notice

NOTICE

SAPPHIRE PREMIER

INVESTMENTS LTD
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137(4) of the International Business
Companies Act, 2000, notice is hereby given that above

named Company 1s in dissolution, which commenced on
the 24th day of August 2009. The Liquidator 1s BdS Cor-
porate Services Limited, George House, George Street,
P.O. Box N-8159, Nassau, Bahamas.

BdS Corporate Services Ltd.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE

CRYSTAL PREMIER

INVESTMENTS LTD
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137(4) of the International Business
Companies Act, 2000, notice is hereby given that above
named Company 1s in dissolution, which commenced on
the 24th day of August 2009. The Liquidator is BdS Cor-
porate Services Limited, George House, George Street,
P.O. Box N-8159, Nassau, Bahamas.

BdS Corporate Services Ltd.
(Liquidator)



COMMONWEALTH OF THE BAHAMAS 2009
IN THE SUPREME COURT COM/com/00100

COMMERCIAL DIVISION

IN THE MATTER OF CLICO ENTERPRISES LIMITED
(In Liquidation )

AND
IN THE MATTER OF THE COMPANIES ACT, 1992

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a Petition for the
Winding-up of the above-named Company having its
registered office at Serville & Company, No. 13 East
Ave. Centerville in the City of Nassau, was on the 12°
Awoust, 2009 presented to the Court by Craig A (Tony)
Gomez, the Official Liquidator of Clico Bahamas Limited
and the Petitioner herein, AND that the Company be
WOURd UD pursuant to Section 187 (d) of The Companies
Act, 1992 Chapter 308, Statute Law of The Bahamas
2000 Revised Edition.

AND that the Petition is directed to be heard (in open
Court) before Justice Cheryl Albury, a Justice of the
Supreme Court, in the City of Nassau on Tuesday the
8" day of September, A.D. 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in the
forenoon at the Supreme Court Annex, 3° Floor, British
American Bank Building, Mariborough St., Nassau,
Bahamas and any Creditor or contributory of the said
Company desirous to support or oppase the making of
an Order on the said Petition may appear at the time
of the hearing in person or by his Counsel for that
purpose; and a copy of the Petition will be furnished
by the undersigned to any Creditor or Contributory of
the Company requiring such copy on payment of the
prescribed charge for the same.

Callenders & Co,
Chambers
One Millars Court
Attorney for the Petitioner

NOTE: Any person who intends to appear on the
hearing of the said Petition must serve or sand by post
to the above-named, notice in writing of his intention
fodo so. The notice must state the name and address
of the parson, or, if a firm, the name and address of
the firm and must be signed by the person or firm or
his or their attorney (if any) and must be signed or if
posted, must be sent by post in sufficient time to reach
the above named not later than 4:00 o'clock in the
afternoon on Monday the 7" day of September, A.D.
2009.



Programme, I saw individu-
als who had premium
employment, eminent quali-
fications up to Masters
Degrees, interviewing for
introductory courses in the
hope they would be placed
somewhere,” Mr Rolle
explained.

“One lady said she wanted
to be placed somewhere just
so she could provide food
for her children. She wanted
nothing else, just the ability
to provide food for her chil-
dren.”

The Chamber president
added: “It made me appre-
ciate the blessings I have,
and those around me. Those
people who believe a job is
an entitlement, right now a
job is a luxury. It is not a
right, and it is not an enti-
tlement. In the past it was
seen as a right, an entitle-
ment.

“Tt is what it is. The econ-
omy is bad, and people are
doing as best they can to
keep their businesses afloat.
When they do that, the pain
is most usually felt by the
employee. The message to
the employee is to go the
extra mile.”

Experience throughout
the world has shown that, if
anything, official unemploy-
ment data and statistics tend
to understate the size of the
problem, given that people
are often reluctant to con-
firm their work status.

The May 2009 figures are
also likely to fail to capture
the 5,000 school leavers,
some 3,000-3,500 - at con-
servative estimates - who are
likely to enter the workforce
with minimal job skills.

In addition, unemploy-
ment data also often fails to
account for discouraged
workers who are no longer
seeking jobs, plus underem-
ployment.

The latter is also a signifi-
cant problem in the
Bahamas, especially in the
hotel industry, where work-
ers are already on one and
two days weeks.

This is graphically illus-
trated by the fact that New
Providence households suf-
fered a 13.6 per cent year-
over-year decline in house-
hold income to $40,528,
according to the Department
of Statistics.

This likely reflects issues
such as sharp fall in gratu-
ity/tips-based income and
underemployment, as well
as the unemployment situa-
tion.

With employment across
the Bahamas falling by 9.8
per cent year-over-year, the
labour force participation
rate has dropped to 73.4 per
cent compared to 76.3 per
cent in 2008. The discour-

aged worker phenomenon is
highlighted by the total
labour force dropping in size
from 191,595 to 184,020, a
fall of more than 7,500.

Apart from the problems
caused by the global eco-
nomic malaise, Mr Rolle
said the unemployment
increase had been exacer-
bated by structural problems
at home, which were “symp-
tomatic of poor planning
internally”.

He explained: “Many of
us don’t manage our busi-
nesses as effectively as we
should and as efficiently as
we should. We operate at a
cost level that is a bit more
than we should, and the easy
way to mitigate against that
is to reduce salaries, wages
and benefits.

“But there are other ways
to reduce your costs and
allow people to maintain
employment. Business
should have a social compo-
nent to it. Although we are
there to generate a profit,
we are also there to serve
the community, and any-
thing we can do, we should.”

Taking Bahamas Ferries,
the company at which he
serves as marketing director,
as an example, Mr Rolle
said: “We’ve looked at ways
to reduce our costs and the
last option is to reduce
staffing. We understand our
employees, and their fami-
lies, are very important to

“We have gone through
proper planning procedures
for our business.

“We continue to put in
place plans to minimise
costs.

“Our sales are down, we
are not immune from this
crisis, but we’ve done a good
enough job of trying to keep
the business together during
this period, trying to ride it
out and not go up in prices
to customers.”

The Chamber president
also urged the Government
to “be mindful of what is
going on in the business
community, and doing what
it can to ease the burden”.

He also expressed concern
about being “careful not to
mismanage the recovery
process”, pointing to the
Government’s decision to
suspend its guaranteed edu-
cational loan programme as
one such misstep and urging
it to reconsider.

This is being seen as the
Government essentially cut-
ting off its nose to spite its
face, and denying educa-
tional opportunities to lower
and middle class Bahamians,
preventing them from social
advancement and curbing
improvements to workforce
productivity.

The feeling is that the
Government should again
focus on ways to collecting
the outstanding multi-mil-
lion dollar amount due to it
under the programme.

Legal Notice

NOTICE

ODYSSEY PREMIER

INVESTMENTS LTD
(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Pursuant to Section 137(4) of the International Business
Companies Act, 2000, notice 1s hereby given that above
named Company is in dissolution, which commenced on
the 24th day of August 2009. The Liquidator is BdS Cor-
porate Services Limited, George House, George Street,
P.O. Box N-8159, Nassau, Bahamas.

BdS Corporate Services Ltd.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SHERRY MANAGEMENT LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 19th day of August 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
PULFORD HOLDINGS LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 20th day of August 2009. The Liquidator

is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,
Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
WHITEWASH BILLINS CORP.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 19th day of August 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
CAPLINA LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 19th day of August 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P.O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)



Legal Notice

NOTICE
XENOPHON HOLDINGS LIMITED

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 19th day of August 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)

Legal Notice

NOTICE
SAINT ALBANS TRADING LTD.

(In Voluntary Liquidation)

Notice is hereby given that the above-named
Company is in dissolution, which commenced
on the 19th day of August 2009. The Liquidator
is Argosa Corp. Inc., P. O. Box N-7757 Nassau,

Bahamas.

ARGOSA CORP. INC.
(Liquidator)


THE TRIBUNE

THE WEATHER REPORT

5-Day FORECAST



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Anchorage 6719 5241 s 66/18 51410 pc Jacksonville 90/32 74/23 t 91/32 70/21 t Phoenix 108/42 83/28 pe 103/39 82/27 t a etl P Santo Domingo seh eles pe ésre8 ities sh :
Atlanta 85/29 70/21 t 86/30 64/17 t Kansas City 80/26 57/13 s 83/28 58/14 s Pittsburgh 82/27 6216 t 75/23 58/14 t :
Atlantic City 85/29 73/22 t 84/28 67/19 t Las Vegas 107/41 79/26 s 98/36 76/24 t Portland, OR 79/26 57/13 s 81/27 56/13 s ate Low: 76° F/24°C ea ee cee bs ea aoe ¢ Nobody does it better.
Baltimore 90/32 72/22 t 82/27 6719 ¢t Little Rock 90/32 6417 pc 86/30 6I1M6 s Raleigh-Durham 91/32 71/21 t 88/31 6749 t Low: 73° F/23°C AG ae rane. SAAD 7 oer
Boston 85/29 72/22 t 82/27 679 c Los Angeles 82/27 64/17 pc 84/28 64417 pc St. Louis 80/26 6216 pc 81/27 59/15 s . Ean or ae aE F eva F ( )
Buffalo 80/26 6116 t 74/23 5814 t Louisville 84/28 63/17 c 78/25 5915 c SaltLakeCity 99/37 6618 s 99/37 71/21 pc GREATINAGUA mp er eee 4 INSURANCE MANAGEMENT
Charleston, SC 90/32 75/23 t 91/32 71/21 t Memphis 88/31 65/18 pc 83/28 6317 s San Antonio 98/36 75/23 t 98/36 76/24 s High: 93° F/34°C aaa 7895 GONG t 76/24 81/16 pc i
Chicago 74/23 6015 c 73/22 52/1 pe Miami 90/32 80/26 pc 91/32 79/26 t San Diego 74/23 6719 pc 75/23 68/20 pc ee i (BAHAMAS) LIMITED. INSURANCE BROKERS & AGENTS
; Low: 76° F/24°C Trinidad 79/26 64/17 c 88/31 68/20 s
Cleveland 85/29 61/16 t 71/21 57/3 pe Minneapolis 66/18 56/13 pe 78/25 57/13 s San Francisco 73/22 58/14 pce 74/23 59/15 pc Tana 71/21 55/12 pc 69/20 53/11 s
Dallas 93/33 71/21 s 98/36 76/24 s Nashville 96/30 6518 t 81/27 6015 pc Seattle 73/22 5412 po 73/22 53/11 s al ae 96/90 70/21 s 79/09 5AM sh New Providence f Grand i | Abaro | | Exuma
Denver 88/31 56/13 s 95/35 59/15 s New Orleans 90/32 76/24 t 91/32 73/22 pc Tallahassee 88/31 72/22 t 92/33 67/19 t = area 81/27 54/12 5 74/23 52/11 1 fs Dek RE) a0 Vek: (22) TE Tek (242) n-2
Detroit 79/26 6216 c 73/22 58/14 pc New York 89/31 75/23 t 85/29 70/21 t Tampa 92/33 77/25 t 91/32 77/25 t \ Winnipe 64/17 51/10 c 74/93 56/13 s
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Honolulu 89/31 76/24 pc 89/31 76/24 pc OklahomaCity 91/32 6317 s 90/82 66/18 s Tucson 100/37 75/23 t 97/36 74/23 t MK Weather (W): 8-Suiiy; ae-banly cloudy, e-cloudy, sheetowers, thunder:
Houston 94/34 73/22 t 94/34 73/22 s Orlando 92/33 74/23 t 92/33 74/23 t Washington, DC 92/33 73/22 t 85/29 67/19 t storms, r-rain, sf-snow flurries, sn-snow, i-ice, Prop-precipitation, Tr-trace